glad rags

plural noun

: dressy clothes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dressed in the most glittering of glad rags, the models looked ready to get loose in the club, as just about everyone is right now. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Apr. 2021 The story itself is quite a rocket ride (fueled by a lot of booze and blow), beginning in glad rags and garbage bags in clubs along Sunset Strip, circa 1978. Hank Stuever, Washington Post, 30 July 2020 The hotel’s population of guests look fab in their period glad rags. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glad rags was in 1896

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“Glad rags.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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