carriage trade


noun

wealthy patrons of a store, restaurant, theater, etc.; elite clientele.

Nearby words

  1. carriage horse,
  2. carriage house,
  3. carriage line,
  4. carriage piece,
  5. carriage return,
  6. carriageway,
  7. carrick bend,
  8. carrick bitt,
  9. carrickfergus,
  10. carrie

Origin of carriage trade

First recorded in 1710–20

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British Dictionary definitions for carriage trade

carriage trade

noun

trade from the wealthy part of society
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