the rag trade

noun

Definition of the rag trade

chiefly British, informal
: the business of designing, making, and selling clothes : the fashion industry

Learn More About the rag trade

Dictionary Entries Near the rag trade

the rack

the rag trade

the rank and file

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for the rag trade

Cite this Entry

“The rag trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20rag%20trade. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!