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smallclothes

[ smawl-klohz, -klohthz ]

plural noun

  1. British. small, personal items of clothing, as underwear, handkerchiefs, etc.
  2. knee breeches, especially the close-fitting ones worn in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.


smallclothes

/ -ˌkləʊðz; ˈsmɔːlˌkləʊz /

plural noun

  1. men's close-fitting knee breeches of the 18th and 19th centuries


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Word History and Origins

Origin of smallclothes1

First recorded in 1625–35; small + clothes
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Example Sentences

It is now the mode to wear buckles on your smallclothes, that you may loosen or tighten them at pleasure.

No more will hoops and wigs add allure to the progress of beauty—nor peruke nor smallclothes invest the beau with grandeur.

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