Clothes-horse



[klohz-hawrs, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌhɔrs, ˈkloʊðz-/

noun
1.
Informal. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
2.
a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying.
/ˈkləʊðzˌhɔːs/
noun
1.
a frame on which to hang laundry for drying or airing
2.
(informal) a dandy
n.

also clothes horse, “upright wooden frame for hanging clothes to dry,” 1788, from clothes + horse (n.). Figurative sense of “person whose sole function seems to be to show off clothes” is 1850.

noun

A fashionably dressed person; a person who wears clothes becomingly and perhaps does nothing else (1850+)

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