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This page is about the slang term threads

American English

Meaning: clothes

For example:

  • Check out Terry's new threads. He looks really sharp in that outfit.

  • Those threads Jack's wearing look pretty expensive.

usually refers to men's clothes

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Ian's girlfriend is taking him out shopping to get some new threads. He especially needs some

a. balls of wool and reels of cotton

b. towels and bedspreads

c. shirts and sweaters

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Contributor: Matt Errey