[ klohz-hawrs, klohth z- ]
/ ˈkloʊzˌhɔrs, ˈkloʊðz- /


Informal. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying.


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Origin of clotheshorse

First recorded in 1765–75; clothes + horse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for clotheshorse

/ (ˈkləʊðzˌhɔːs) /


a frame on which to hang laundry for drying or airing
informal a dandy
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