[ red-ee-tuh-wair ]
/ ˈrɛd i təˈwɛər /


clothing made in standard sizes; ready-made clothing.


pertaining to or dealing in such clothing: the ready-to-wear business; a ready-to-wear shop.

Origin of ready-to-wear

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ready-to-wear


adjective (ready to wear when postpositive)

(of clothes) not tailored for the wearer; of a standard size


an article or suit of such clothes
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