clothes·​horse | \ ˈklōz-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce clotheshorse (audio) also ˈklōt͟hz- \

Definition of clotheshorse

1 : a frame on which to hang clothes
2 : a conspicuously dressy person

Examples of clotheshorse in a Sentence

My teenage daughter's a real clotheshorse.
Recent Examples on the Web Andi tries to stick with castoffs from a friend who is a clotheshorse and is also sensitive to chemicals. Alden Wicker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just How Harmful are the Chemicals in Your Clothes?," 16 Oct. 2020 For Roger Stone, the clotheshorse and political operative convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress, creating his own: Mr. Stone’s Best and Worst Dressed List (presumably not anymore). Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "What Does Being Best Dressed Mean?," 16 Dec. 2019 But while a seasoned clotheshorse like Styles can make florals and flamingos look easy to pull off, a fashion movement only counts once everyday people get onboard. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Harry Styles Is Bringing Back the Tropical Shirt," 18 Sep. 2019 The hats are especially lovely, and Michelle Dockery, here blanded-down by her material but still one of the bright lights of the ensemble, takes top honors as both actress and clotheshorse. Michael Phillips,, "’Downton Abbey’ review: The servants are revolting," 13 Sep. 2019 Monday evening was all about the Basquiat-collecting clotheshorse billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the first passenger on the Big Fu— uh, Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, "SpaceX gets into space tourism while the Department of Justice gets into Tesla," 21 Sep. 2018 Seated alongside famous clotheshorses like musicians A$AP Ferg and Syd the Kid and NBA stars James Harden and Serge Ibaka, Zhang blended right in. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "EXO's Lay Stole the Show in Valentino’s Menswear Front Row," 20 June 2018 Heather Shimokawa has a clotheshorse’s dream job: picking the best clothing for an entire department store. Diana Tsui, The Cut, "The Bloomingdale’s Executive Who Loves a Tailored Uniform," 15 May 2018 Their own path was charted years ago by clotheshorses and exultant dressers André 3000 and Diddy. Samuel Hine, GQ, "The Elusive Lil Uzi Vert Talks Jeff Koons and How He Found His Voice in Fashion," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of clotheshorse

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2020

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“Clotheshorse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of clotheshorse

informal + sometimes disapproving : a person who likes to wear stylish clothing

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