clothing


clothing
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Wearing apparel
Nouns
1. clothing, clothes, apparel, wear, dress, attire, array, raiment, garments, garb, costume, outfit, habiliment, habit, rig, ensemble, caparison, drapery, toilette, fig, wardrobe, garmenture (archaic), vesture (archaic); wedding clothes, trousseau; fashion, ready-made clothes, store-bought clothes; millinery, hosiery, headwear, footwear, underwear, outerwear; equipment, accouterments, trappings, gear, trim; uniform, dress uniform, fatigues, mufti; activewear, sportswear, beachwear, playclothes; hand-me-downs, secondhand clothes, rags, tatters; frippery; evening dress, finery, formals, full fig, regalia, Sunday best; civilian clothes; unisex clothing; vestments (See clergy); armor (See defense). Informal, get-up, civvies, toggery, togs, duds, threads, bib and tucker, glad rags. Slang, schmatte.
2. (accessories)
a. accessory; whim-wham; armlet, band, cordon, pompom; epaulet, shoulder knot; sporran; bow, comb; netsuke; boutonniere, wreath; jewelry (See ornament).
b. ascot, fichu, foulard, neckerchief, kerchief, bandanna, comforter, shawl, stock, stole, tallith, tippet; bertha collar, golilla, guimpe, jabot, priest's, Roman, or clerical collar, Geneva bands, rabato, dickey, ruff; dog collar; boa; [neck]tie, bolo or string tie, clip-on [tie], cravat, four-in-hand, Windsor tie, [old] school tie.
c. glove, mitten, mousquetaire; muff; baseball, boxing, hockey, etc. glove, cestus, cesta.
d. belt, baldric, bandolier, bellyband, ceinture, cestus, cincture, cummerbund, fascia, hamaki, obi, sash, surcingle, waistband; money belt.
3. (men's clothing)
a. suit, business, dress or leisure suit, two-piece or double-breasted suit, Dillinger or gangster front, three-piece suit, gray flannel suit, seersucker suit, sport suit, town-and-country suit, tropical suit, zoot suit; evening clothes, formal wear or attire, tails, spiketail or swallow-tailed coat, tuxedo [jacket], dinner coat or jacket, formal, black or white tie, morning coat; undress, full dress, [dress] blues, fatigues, regimentals; bodysuit; cap and gown; sack suit. Slang, soup-and-fish.
b. lounge coat, smoking jacket; coat, jacket, blazer, doublet, reefer, sack coat, pourpoint, cardigan, Eton jacket, Mao or Nehru jacket, maxicoat, sport coat, business suit, swagger coat, mess or monkey jacket, flyaway jacket, jerkin, justaucorps, kirtle; bomber or pilot jacket, shell jacket, box coat, bush jacket, safari jacket, guernsey, hacking jacket, shooting jacket; caftan; cutaway, frock coat, Prince Albert; boubou.
c. overcoat, topcoat, long coat, windbreaker, surcoat, greatcoat, dread- or fearnought, loden [coat], macfarlane, duffle, duster, covert coat, Mackinaw, chesterfield, gaberdine, lumberjacket, capote, parka, balmacaan, petersham, poncho, ruana, serape, shador, shearling, raglan, rebozo, redingote, anorak, Inverness, ulster, pea-jacket, watch coat, peacoat, car coat; raincoat, cagoule, slicker, oilskin, sou'wester, mackintosh, topsider, Aquascutum, Burberry; burnoose, caftan, haik, himation, djellabah, jubbah; cape[let], cloak, tabard, talma, tippet, roguelaure, paletot, kaross, kibr, manta, manteau, matelet, mantle, cowl, chlamys, domino. Informal, tux, [best] bib and tucker, Sunday best, claw hammer; benjamin. Slang, glad rags, soup-and-fish, boolhipper.
d. shirt, sportshirt, bush shirt, camp shirt, dashiki, Hawaiian shirt, Pendleton, hickory shirt; dress or evening shirt, long- or short-sleeved shirt, polo or rugby shirt, Russian blouse; jupon; hair shirt (See penitence); sweater, cardigan, crewneck, pullover, turtleneck, V-neck, vest, blouse, tunic, waistcoat.
e. trousers, [long or short] pants, gabardines, Capri pants, breeches, britches, slacks, moleskins, overalls, pegleg trousers, plus fours, Oxford bags, pantaloons, Levi's, overalls, dungarees, [blue] jeans, chinos, ducks, corduroys, cords, kerseys, knee breeches, trunk hose, buckskins, jodhpurs, riding breeches; waders; shorts, Bermuda shorts, cut-offs, lederhosen; swimwear, bathing suit, swimsuit, [swim] trunks, wetsuit; gym pants or suit, track suit, jogging suit, muscle shirt, sweatpants, sweats, sweat suit; kilt, filibeg, trews; dhoti. Slang, high-waters, barn or garage door, galligaskins.
f. underwear, underclothes, undergarments, linen, unmentionables, chuddies; underpants, [under]shorts, briefs, jockey shorts, boxer shorts, drawers, long johns or underwear, thermals, woolens, union suit, BVDs; [athletic] supporter, jockstrap, G-string, codpiece, cup; breechcloth, loincloth; T-shirt, undershirt, tank top, singlet, undervest, union vest. Informal, baggies; briefs, drawers, skivvies.
g. dressing gown, smoking jacket; nightclothes, pajamas, PJs, nightshirt.
h. footwear, [dress or casual] shoe, patent-leather shoe, lounger, blucher, brogan, stogy, brogue, romeo, wingtip, oxford, [white] buck, bulldog shoe, monk shoe, buskin, veltschoen, kiltie, clodhopper, patten, clog, klomp, geta, espadrille, rope-sole shoe; boot, riding boot, hobnail boot, mukluk, square- or steel-toed boot; walking shoe, desert boot, wafflestomper, seaboot, ski boot; dancing shoe, jazz shoe; slipper, everett, scuff; loafer, moccasin, slip-on [shoe], larrigan, docksider, duck, sandal, huarache, Roman sandal, flip-flop, zori; overshoes, galoshes, rubbers, gumshoe, plimsoll; athletic shoe, running or track shoe, sneaker, gym shoe, cleat; golf, basketball, tennis, etc. shoe; combat boot, jackboot, paratrooper boot, wader, pac; gaiter, spatterdashes, spats, garters, chaps, leggings, puttees, putts, galligaskins, gamashes, gambados; aglet, arch, breasting, captoe, collar, counter, creeper, cuff, eyelet, facing, heel, hook, insole, lift, [out]sole, platform, shank, toe box, tongue, upper, vamp, welt, shoelace; shoehorn, bootjack; shoetree.
i. hat, headgear; tophat, silk hat, opera hat, topper; gibus, derby, billycock, pot hat, Homburg, fedora, porkpie, stingy brim, bowler, plug hat, felt hat, slouch hat, snap brim, wide-awake, crush hat, crusher, glengarry, havelock; hard hat; deerstalker, montero; straw, Panama, or beaver hat, skimmer, leghorn, kelly, Tyrolean hat, Watteau hat; cowboy hat, ten-gallon hat, Stetson; cap, billed hat, nightcap, sailor, watch cap, tam-o'-shanter, beret, biretta, bluebonnet, boater, stocking cap, beanie, dink, skullcap, yarmulke; peaked hat, balmoral, sombrero, jipijapa, shako, forage cap, cocked hat, fore-and-after, sugarloaf, terai, bearskin, coonskin, castor, bicorne, three-cornered hat, tricorne, service cap, busby, chaperon, chéchia, petasus, Phrygian cap, astrakhan, kossuth hat, tarboosh, kepi, fez, bangkok, coolie hat, calpac; helmet (see defense); fool's or jester's cap, coxcomb, monkey cap; liberty cap, campaign hat, overseas or garrison cap; baseball cap, football helmet, crash helmet, pith helmet, sun helmet, topee; dunce cap; mortarboard; capuche; rumal; headdress, aigrette, crown, pschent, turban; puggaree, ear-muffs. Informal, stovepipe, tam. Slang, lid, scraper.
j. collar; scarf, muffler; sash; tie, necktie, cravat, Ascot, bow tie, four-in-hand.
k. sock, hose, argyles, lisle hose; athletic or varsity sock, sweat sock, crew sock, tube sock; work sock.
4. (women's clothing)
a. dress, gown, evening gown, float, formal, Beardsley gown, tea dress; frock, housedress, cheongsam, coat dress, cocktail dress, wraparound, granny dress, cotehardie, crinoline, jumper, pinafore, lavalava, sari, sarong, sheath, tent dress, tube dress, shift, shirtdress, slit dress, sundress; bridal dress or gown; suit, tailormade, basque, bolero, dolman; jumpsuit, pantsuit, slack suit, pant dress, body suit or stocking; kimono, kirtle, pelisse, mantua.
b. capuchin, cardinal, shrug, bertha, pelerine, Newmarket, joseph, topper; fur coat; peplos.
c. blouse, blouson, sacque, sark, shell, shirtwaist, tank top, body shirt, camise, jupe, garibaldi, bustier, halter, bodice, liberty bodice, basque, middy blouse, slipover, pullover, shirtwaist, tunic; sweater, cardigan, cashmere, bulky; shawl, stole, mantle.
d. skirt, jumper, bouffant skirt, peplum, crinoline, dirndl, grass or hula skirt, harem skirt, wrapskirt, hobble skirt, pollera, hoop skirt, gymslip, maxi-, midi-, mini-, or microminiskirt, tutu; bloomers, capris, clam diggers, culottes, hiphuggers, hot pants, short shorts, knickerbockers, knickers, pedal pushers, matador or toreador pants, spandex pants, stretch pants; bathing suit, bikini, monokini, one-piece, string bikini, thong, tonga, tank suit or top; bodywear, body stocking, leotard, unitard, tights, maillot.
e. lounging clothes or robe, dressing gown or jacket, robe de chambre, morning dress, housecoat, brunch coat, boudoir dress, smock, apron, dishabille, negligee, peignoir, camisole, cover-up, robe; tea gown, kimono, yukata, sari, at home; bathrobe; coat, jacket, shortie.
f. foundation garment, underwear; woolies, panties, underpants, undies, tap pants, pettipants, drawers, pantalets, bikini, scanties, G-string, step-ins, knickers, bloomers, underall, crotchless panties, cutty sark; lingerie, slip, underskirt, half-slip, teddy, petticoat, wyliecoat, crinoline, camisole, chemise, shimmy, smock, chemisette, shift, body stocking, bustle, tournure, farthingale; support garment, corset, girdle, truss, panty girdle, stays, corselet, foundation, bodice, pannier; garter or suspender belt, garters; brassiere, [padded, push-up, uplift, or underwire] bra, WonderBra, bandeau, peek-a-boo, pasties, cheaters; chastity belt. Informal, falsies; birdcage, bishop, tournure. Slang, merry widow, back staircase, tit-bag; gay deceivers.
g. nightclothes, nightdress, nightgown, nightshirt, bed or sleeping gown, bed jacket, pajamas, baby doll. Informal, nightie, nether garments.
h. footwear, shoe, pump, step-in, spectator pump, button shoe, buskin, chopine, d'orsay, Oxford, saddle oxford or shoe, sabot, wedgie, casuals, flats, penny loafer, [high] heels, high-topped shoe, sandal, thong, gillie, mules, walking shoe, athletic shoe, sneaker; slipper, babouche, Faust slipper, pantoufle; boot, half-boot, hiking boot, hip or thigh boot, top boot, Wellington boot, chukka, bootee, bootie, balmoral; ballet slipper, toe shoe; platform, spike, or stiletto heel.
i. millinery; hat, breton, commode, toque, picture hat, pillbox, pinner, pixie, bonnet, mobcap, poke bonnet, sunbonnet, sun hat, postillion, juliet cap, mutch, capote, flowerpot, calash, sundown, cloche, Dutch cap, chapeau, hood, veil, caul, cowl, coif, snood, babushka, balaclava, wimple, yashmak; bandanna, bandeau, fanchon, fascinator, fillet, hennin, kaffiyeh, lappet, mantilla, pelage, cornet, diadem; bathing cap, hair net; nightcap.
j. hose, hosiery, sock, stockings, nylons, woolens, silk stocking, sheer stocking, dress sheer, fishnet or mesh stocking, support hose, garter stocking, knee-high, -hose, or -sock, halfhose, boothose; leg warmer; slouch sock, bobby socks; footlet, anklet. Informal, sheers.
5. (children's clothing) layette; baby clothes, infantwear; rompers, creeper, sleeper, gertrude; diaper, clout, hippany, napkin, nappy, britchings; bootee; biggin, nightcap. Informal, jammies.
6. garment industry; clothier, haberdasher, furrier, hosier, outfitter; tailor, sartor, clothier, dressmaker, seamstress, modiste, couturière; bootmaker, booter, shoemaker; couturier, furrier, cloakmaker; milliner, hatter. Informal, rag trade.
Verbs
1. clothe, dress, attire, garb, costume, gown, do up, drape, deck; dress up; wrap or bundle up; invest; outfit, accouter, equip, rig out, fit out; tailor; overdress, underdress; cross-dress. Informal, tog, spruce up, doll up, deck out, put on the dog.
2. don, put on, wear, have on. Informal, sport.
Adjectives — clothed, costumed, attired, dressed, clad. Informal, dressed [up] to the nines, in one's glad rags.
Phrases — clothes make the man.
Quotations — Brevity is the soul of lingerie (Dorothy Parker), All dressed up, with nowhere to go (William Allen White), You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth (Henrik Ibsen), Her frocks are built in Paris, but she wears them with a strong English accent (Saki), She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on her with a pitchfork (Jonathan Swift), Haute couture should be fun, foolish, and almost unwearable (Christian Lacroix).
Antonyms, see divestment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. attire, apparel, raiment, garb; see clothes .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
apparel, dress, attire, garb, wear, garments, habiliments, wardrobe, getup, duds, *threads, *rags, costume, finery, outfit, vestment, tog, *civvies. Two-thirds of beauty.''—Welsh proverb. see boot, coat, dress, hat, jacket, pants, shirt, shoe, skirt, sweater
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Articles worn to cover the body: apparel, attire, clothes, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment. Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural). Slang: thread (used in plural). See PUT ON.

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