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.

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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 Now, to be fair, Gronk isn't much of a clotheshorse. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Rob Gronkowski Needs a New Pair of Dress Shoes," 30 Jan. 2018 Bell was a clotheshorse and would often exchange her clothes with finds in their closets without returning it, Bracey said. Meredith Colias, Post-Tribune, "Hammond shooting victim Chloe Bell's friends dedicate new school year to her," 6 Sep. 2017 Agnelli’s is a useful name in this context, since his is the image reflexively conjured up when the subject of great Italian clotheshorses come up. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "For Italian Men, a Return to Elegance," 17 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of clotheshorse

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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