prêt-à-porter

noun

prêt-à-por·​ter ˌpret-ä-pȯr-ˈtā How to pronounce prêt-à-porter (audio)
variants or pret-a-porter
: ready-to-wear clothes

Word History

Etymology

French, ready to wear

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prêt-à-porter was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Prêt-à-porter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pr%C3%AAt-%C3%A0-porter. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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