[ kloh-thing ]
See synonyms for: clothingclothings on

  1. garments collectively; clothes; raiment; apparel.

  2. a covering.

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Origin of clothing

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at clothe, -ing1

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How to use clothing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for clothing


/ (ˈkləʊðɪŋ) /

  1. garments collectively

  2. something that covers or clothes

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Other Idioms and Phrases with clothing


see wolf in sheep's clothing.

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