(New England, British, dated) Clothing, especially for work or of rough appearance.
* 1890 , (William Morris), (News from Nowhere)'', in the journal '' . (First published in book form 1890.)
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- I looked at what I could see of my rough blue duds , which I had plenty of opportunity of contrasting with the gay attire of the citizens we had come across;
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** (standard) clothes, clothing, outfit
** (slang) garb, kit, togs
A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.
An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.
- ''The dancer was wearing Highland costume .
A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
- ''We wore gorilla costumes to the party.
- ''The bride wore a grey going-away costume .
* costume drama
* costume jewellery
* costume party
* costumer, costumier
* national costume
To dress or adorn with a costume or appropriate garb.
* 1847 , , (Jane Eyre), Chapter XVIII
- Seated on the carpet, by the side of this basin, was seen Mr. Rochester, costumed in shawls, with a turban on his head. His dark eyes and swarthy skin and Paynim features suited the costume exactly. He looked the very model of an Eastern emir, an agent or a victim of the bowstring.