Definition of Rag trade

1. Noun. Makers and sellers of fashionable clothing.




Definition of Rag trade

1. Noun. (informal) The fashion industry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Rag Trade Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rag Trade

rag-rolled
rag-rolling
rag-week
rag and bone men
rag bagger
rag baggers
rag day
rag doll
rag dolls
rag gourd
rag paper
rag pudding
rag the puck
rag trade (current term)
raga
ragalike
ragamuffin
ragamuffins
ragas
ragazine
ragazines
ragbags
ragbolt
ragbolts
ragde
ragdolls

Literary usage of Rag trade

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1. The Sanitarian by Medico-Legal Society of New York (1887)
"... though " on the petition of a large number of the importers of foreign rags and others interested in the foreign rag trade," it straightway showed that ..."

2. The Complete Oarsman by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann (1908)
"There are very few (if any) "rag trade" men in the Club now. The social status (conventionally speaking) is, I suppose, higher, but we are still happily a ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"rag trade, the (tailors), the tailoring business. Also the mantle-making trade. Rain napper (popular), an umbrella. To nap, to take, seize, receive. ..."

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