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clotheshorse

[klohz-hawrs, klohth z-]
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noun
  1. Informal. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
  2. a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying.
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Origin of clotheshorse

First recorded in 1765–75; clothes + horse
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Examples from the Web for clotheshorse

Historical Examples

  • What if you couldn't get a clotheshorse to run in a potato-race?

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • A clotheshorse fell on the horse's back and off he started on a dead run, and that wuz the end of poor Jinnie.


British Dictionary definitions for clotheshorse

clotheshorse

noun
  1. a frame on which to hang laundry for drying or airing
  2. informal a dandy
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