Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “clothes horse”

clothes horse

noun [C] uk   us  

clothes horse noun [C] (FRAME)

a frame on which wet clothes can be hung to dry, usually used inside the houseCleaning clothesFrames and structures

clothes horse noun [C] (PERSON)

disapproving a person, especially a woman, who is employed to wear expensive and fashionable clothesFashionModern and fashionableModern and fashionable
(Definition of clothes horse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of clothes horse?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Cleaning clothes, but you might be interested in these topics from the Clean, dirty and cleaning topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “clothes horse”

Word of the Day

stampede

When animals or people stampede, they all move quickly in the same direction, often because they are frightened.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More