from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A frame on which clothes are hung to dry or air.
- noun A person excessively concerned with dress.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A frame to hang clothes or household linen on, especially for drying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A frame to hang clothes on.
- noun a person who is conspicuous for dressing fashionably, especially one who spends much time or money to acquire clothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A frame on which
laundryis hungto dry.
- noun by extension A person excessively concerned with the
appearanceof their clothing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)
- noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
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Michael "clotheshorse" Brown may consult for Da Parish!
I'm also a clotheshorse, so that's not the worst thing in the world.
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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.
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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.