plural noun
small·​clothes | \ ˈsmȯl-ˌklō(t͟h)z How to pronounce smallclothes (audio) \

Definition of smallclothes

1 : small articles of clothing (such as underclothing or handkerchiefs)
2 : close-fitting knee breeches worn in the 18th century

Examples of smallclothes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But for our smallclothes, each of us was most-all naked. David Wright Faladé, The New Yorker, 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of smallclothes

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Smallclothes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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