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Ready-to-wear clothing.

[French, translation of English ready-to-wear : prêt, ready + à, to + porter, to wear.]
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1. ready-made clothing.
2. being, pertaining to, or dealing in such clothing.
[1890–95, Amer.]
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Ready-to-wear, or clothing that is ready to wear.
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