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See also: wear and Wear




  1. Used to form nouns denoting clothing:
    1. worn by a particular sex (e.g., menswear, womenswear) or age of person (e.g., kidswear).
    2. worn on a particular part of the body (e.g., neckwear).
    3. for a particular use (e.g., daywear).
    4. made in a particular way (e.g., knitwear) or (redundantly) of a particular kind (e.g., shoewear).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not to be confused with -ware.

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