[suhn-dey-goh-tuh-meet-n, -mee-ting, -dee-]

adjective Informal.

most presentable; best: Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.

Origin of Sunday-go-to-meeting

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sunday-go-to-meeting

Historical Examples of sunday-go-to-meeting

  • Damn these psalm-singing, Sunday-go-to-meeting soldiers anyhow!

    Under Fire

    Charles King

  • They had a sort of 'Sunday-go-to-meeting' look: kind of smug!

    Vision House

    C. N. Williamson

  • I must get home as soon as possible, for there is a storm coming, and I don't want to get my Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes spoilt.'

  • Let us hang up pride and glory as our Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.

  • I spose those were their best cloes, werent theytheir real, Sunday-go-to-meeting frocks?