prêt-à-porter

noun
prêt-à-por·​ter | \ ˌpret-ä-pȯr-ˈtā How to pronounce prêt-à-porter (audio) \
variants: or pret-a-porter

Definition of prêt-à-porter

: ready-to-wear clothes

First Known Use of prêt-à-porter

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prêt-à-porter

French, ready to wear

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“Prêt-à-porter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pret-a-porter. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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