American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A frame on which clothes are hung to dry or air.
- n. A person excessively concerned with dress.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frame to hang clothes or household linen on, especially for drying.
- n. A frame on which laundry is hung to dry.
- n. by extension A person excessively concerned with the appearance of their clothing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A frame to hang clothes on.
- n. a person who is conspicuous for dressing fashionably, especially one who spends much time or money to acquire clothing.
- n. a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)
- n. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
- clothes + horse (Wiktionary)
“I also asked that since she's a self-confessed "clotheshorse" (its on her website) if the "Firefly" writers might have used that as an inspiration for the "Shindig" episode where Kaylee wears the fancy dress with the hoop skirt.”
“Michael "clotheshorse" Brown may consult for Da Parish!”
“Pham, associate professor at Illinois University, Urbana-Champaign, and one of the self-proclaimed "clotheshorse academics" behind the Threadbared blog exploring the politics of fashion.”
“I'm also a clotheshorse, so that's not the worst thing in the world.”
“In the book, he calls Sheen "one-of-a-kind ... a Polo preppy clotheshorse in a world of O.P. shorts and surf T-shirts" and "a wonderful mix of nerd ... and rebel.”
“Here, the accomplished clotheshorse, whose oversight includes Vanity Fair's best-dressed list, discusses the world of style and beyond.”
“Her overbearingly entitled yuppie brother, Beau (Craig Wallace), clumsily pitches a tent near Johnnie's with girlfriend-of-the-moment Shavondra (Fatima Quander), a clotheshorse who would flee nature faster than you can say "American Express.”
“I was a clotheshorse for their fashion then, as I am today.”
“Already, we've got presumptuous soccer powerhouses in flames; clotheshorse managers who appear to be angling for invites aboard Valentino's yacht; referees under siege; and unforgettably melodramatic acting.”
“No question about it — the kid's a clotheshorse.”
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