1. a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying) (Freq. 2)
Hypernyms: ↑framework
2. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
dandy, ↑dude, ↑fop, ↑gallant, ↑sheik, ↑beau, ↑swell, ↑fashion plate
Derivationally related forms: ↑dandify (for: ↑dandy)
Hypernyms: ↑man, ↑adult male
Hyponyms: ↑coxcomb, ↑cockscomb, ↑macaroni
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Brummell, ↑George Bryan Brummell, ↑Beau Brummell

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : a frame on which to hang clothes or household linen (as for airing or drying)
a. : one whose marked or often sole claim to attention is in undue variety or conspicuous fashionableness of dress
b. : one overly concerned with appearing fashionable in dress especially by conspicuously frequent changes

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/klohz"hawrs', klohdhz"-/, n.
1. Informal. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
2. a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying.
[1765-75; CLOTHES + HORSE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • clotheshorse (C) — 1 BrE a frame on which you hang clothes to dry indoors 2 AmE informal someone who thinks too much about clothes and who likes to have many different clothes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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