glad rags

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. 2015.

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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 — /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) …  

  • 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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