glad rags

plural noun

Definition of glad rags

: dressy clothes

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Recent Examples on the Web The hotel’s population of guests look fab in their period glad rags. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Divine Decadence Revisited in ‘Grand Hotel’," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glad rags

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glad rags was in 1896

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“Glad rags.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of glad rags

chiefly British, informal + old-fashioned : a person's best clothes

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