plural noun

small·​clothes ˈsmȯl-ˌklō(t͟h)z How to pronounce smallclothes (audio)
: small articles of clothing (such as underclothing or handkerchiefs)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of smallclothes was in 1759

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“Smallclothes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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