[smawl-klohz, -klohth z]
- British. small, personal items of clothing, as underwear, handkerchiefs, etc.
- knee breeches, especially the close-fitting ones worn in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.
Origin of smallclothes
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Related Wordscorset, lingerie, shorts, undergarment, underpants, undershirt, bikini, bra, drawers, panties, underclothing, briefs, underclothes, G-string, undies, skivvies, BVDs, loincloth, smallclothes, underthings
Examples from the Web for smallclothes
- men's close-fitting knee breeches of the 18th and 19th centuries
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