clothes

plural noun, often attributive
\ ˈklōz How to pronounce clothes (audio) also ˈklōt͟hz How to pronounce clothes (audio) \

Definition of clothes

1 : clothing I need new clothes for the winter.
2 : bedclothes I have been awake ever since 5 and sooner, I fancy I had too much clothes over my stomach— Jane Austen
3 : all the cloth articles of personal and household use that can be washed I always wash clothes on Mondays.

First Known Use of clothes

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for clothes

Middle English, from Old English clāthas, plural of clāth — see cloth

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The first known use of clothes was before the 12th century

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clothes

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clothes

: the things that people wear to cover their bodies and that are usually made from cloth

clothes

noun plural
\ ˈklōz How to pronounce clothes (audio) , ˈklōt͟hz\

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