plural noun Informal.
dressy clothes, especially as worn to a party or other social event.
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Words nearby glad rags
Origin of glad rags
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for glad rags
informal best clothes or clothes used on special occasions
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Idioms and Phrases with glad rags
Stylish clothes, as in Let's put on our glad rags and go out on the town. [Slang; late 1800s]
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