Meaning of “clothes” in the English Dictionary

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"clothes" in British English

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clothesnoun [ plural ]

uk /kləʊðz/ us /kloʊðz/

A1 things such as dresses and trousers that you wear to cover, protect, or decorate your body:

She usually wears smart/casual clothes.
I'm just putting my clothes on.
Take your clothes off and get in the bath.
designer clothes
a clothes shop

More examples

  • She always leaves her clothes lying about on the floor.
  • It's silly to go to the expense of buying new clothes when you don't really need them.
  • I'm going through my wardrobe and throwing out all the clothes I don't wear any more.
  • She's busy knitting baby clothes.
  • I tend to wear clothes that are practical rather than fashionable.

(Definition of “clothes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clothes" in American English

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clothesplural noun

us /kloʊz, kloʊðz/

things you wear to cover your body and keep you warm, to be comfortable, or for the way they make you look:

I’ve got all these clothes that I never wear.

(Definition of “clothes” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)