clotheshorse

[klohz-hawrs, klohth z-]

noun

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for clotheshorse

clotheshorse

noun

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