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Slang of the Day

threads

American English

Today: Mon, 15 Oct 2018

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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.

Note: usually refers to men's clothes

Variety: This slang term 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