townwear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

town +‎ -wear

Noun[edit]

townwear (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Everyday clothing suitable for wearing in a town (as opposed to the country).
    • 2003, Kate Liepmann, The journey to work: its significance for industrial and community life
      The factory girl's apparel is essentially of the same kind as that of the shop assistant or clerk : it is townwear, not really suitable as a cycling outfit.
    • 1984, Backpacker (volume 12, number 63, July 1984)
      Patagonia's new Dualspun canvas trousers and Dualspun short-sleeved shirt team up to combine the good looks of townwear with the durability needed in the backcountry.