[ klohz, klohthz ]
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plural noun
  1. garments for the body; articles of dress; wearing apparel.

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Origin of clothes

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English clāthas, plural of clāth cloth

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British Dictionary definitions for clothes


/ (kləʊðz) /

pl n
    • articles of dress

    • (as modifier): clothes brush Related adjective: vestiary

  1. mainly British short for bedclothes

Origin of clothes

Old English clāthas, plural of clāth cloth

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