rag trade


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rag trade

n. Slang
The garment industry.

rag trade

n
(Clothing & Fashion) informal the clothing business, esp the aspects concerned with the manufacture and sale of dresses

rag′ trade`



n. Slang.
the garment or fashion industry.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rag trade - makers and sellers of fashionable clothingrag trade - makers and sellers of fashionable clothing
industry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications"
Translations

rag trade

n (fam) the rag trade(il settore m del)l'abbigliamento
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