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[klohz-hawrs, klohth z-]
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  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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Related Words for clotheshorse

beau, coxcomb, dude, peacock, clotheshorse, popinjay, macaroni, dandy, fop, swell, fribble, sharpy

Examples from the Web for clotheshorse

Historical Examples of clotheshorse

  • 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


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