clotheshorse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clotheshorse a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)
    • n clotheshorse a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clotheshorse A frame to hang clothes on.
    • Clotheshorse a person who is conspicuous for dressing fashionably, especially one who spends much time or money to acquire clothing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clotheshorse A frame to hang clothes or household linen on, especially for drying.
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Usage

In literature:

What if you couldn't get a clotheshorse to run in a potato-race?
"Garrison's Finish" by W. B. M. Ferguson
As if I was her clotheshorse.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
He was older than she, and was a better scholar and brought to her less of the clotheshorse and more of the man than her freshly outgrown lover.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
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In news:

Nick Cannon is a softy and a clotheshorse.
Nick Cannon is a softy and a clotheshorse .
For 40 years, legendary clotheshorse Nan Kempner never missed a couture season.
For non-thespians, Pixie 's vintage racks present the clotheshorse with a delicious middle ground between the whims of modern fashion and thrift-store grunge, both in terms of price and appearance.
Even the boldest clotheshorse will admit that nothing beats denim .
Even the boldest clotheshorse will admit that nothing beats denim.
Where else but Paris could you find the unbelievably chic director of Lacroix's haute couture and the enviably cool clotheshorse Vanessa Traina.
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