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 (klōz′hôrs′, klōthz′-)
1. A frame on which clothes are hung to dry or air.
2. A person excessively concerned with dress.


1. a frame on which to hang laundry for drying or airing
2. informal a dandy


(ˈkloʊzˌhɔrs, ˈkloʊðz-)

1. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
2. a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clotheshorse - a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
2.clotheshorse - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearanceclotheshorse - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
coxcomb, cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
References in classic literature ?
That's what I thought to myself, that morning,' pursued Mr Boffin, leaning forward to describe, uncramped by the clotheshorse, as large an arc as his right arm could make; '"all Print is open to him
Not what you'd expect from the face of Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel - but it makes her the kind of clotheshorse it's literally, actually, impossible not to like.
He's had rocky moments but that makes him interesting rather than just some pretty clotheshorse.
Quite what reality TV star/turned catwalk clotheshorse Kendall Jenner was doing at an awards ceremony honouring theatre stars we don't know.
Professional clotheshorse Alexa Chung for example, works brands she suits - Superga, AG and Eyeko.
At least Victoria could take comfort in the fact she was not the only clotheshorse to get it wrong.
Seeing the Croydon clotheshorse pull off Zoolander's iconic "Blue Steel" pose.
Deepika's not a clotheshorse, she doesn't have her own style," Kapoor had remarked on the show.
Not much of a clotheshorse, Kalki takes the road less travelled when it comes to dressing up, just like with her films.
Sienna is usually so petite and a wonderful fashion clotheshorse and the fact she is transformed means it has all the more impact," he said.
The Croydon clotheshorse has yet to confirm that she is to marry boyfriend of three years Kills' singer Jamie Hince but given the sparkler she's been flaunting on her ring finger and her dad telling the press that Jamie asked his permission before going down on one knee, I think it is safe to say it's all systems go.