glad rags
noun plural Date: 1896 dressy clothes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • glad rags — glad′ rags n. pl. Informal. inf dressy clothes • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • glad rags — ► PLURAL NOUN informal ▪ clothes for a party or special occasion …   English terms dictionary

  • glad rags — ☆ glad rags n. Slang fine or dressy clothes …   English World dictionary

  • glad rags — noun plural slang : dressy clothes : clothes worn at parties or on other festive social occasions : best clothes; often : formal dress (as evening clothes) * * * Informal. dressy clothes, esp. as worn to a party or other social event. [1900 05] * …   Useful english dictionary

  • glad rags — noun a) Formal attire, dress clothes. “But say, you wouldn’t have known me if you’d seen me here with my wife that time my glad rags on, a stove pipe lid, patent leather kicks and a stone on my front. […] <! [sic] no closing quotes (its a… …   Wiktionary

  • glad rags — (your) glad rags old fashioned the clothes that you wear when you are going somewhere special. Put your glad rags on, we re going to a party …   New idioms dictionary

  • glad rags — n. fancy clothes; best clothing. (See also rag.) □ You look pretty good in your glad rags. □ I’ll get on my glad rags, and we’ll go out tonight …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • glad rags — /ˈglæd rægz/ (say glad ragz) plural noun Colloquial best clothes donned for special occasions: *Karen has donned her glad rags for a date . –nancy keesing, 1982. {US slang (1900s); glad1 + rag1 (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • glad rags — {n.}, {slang} Clothes worn to parties or on special occasions; best clothes. * /Mrs. Owens put on her glad rags for the party./ Compare: BEST BIB AND TUCKER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • glad rags — {n.}, {slang} Clothes worn to parties or on special occasions; best clothes. * /Mrs. Owens put on her glad rags for the party./ Compare: BEST BIB AND TUCKER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • glad rags — np Dressy clothes. Hey, Daisy, put on some glad rags and I ll take you to a ritzy night club. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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