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    #1

    home clothes?

    Is there such a term as home clothes, and if so, is it commonly used?

    Like after getting home, one could exclaim, "Let me change into my home clothes before I cook."
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    Re: home clothes?

    "house clothes" - clothes you wear around the house.
    I've never heard "home clothes".

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    Re: home clothes?

    I've never even heard or used "house clothes". I would say "Just let me change out of my work clothes [and then I'll start making dinner]" or something similar. You might hear "I'm going to slip into something more comfortable" although that can have a slightly odd connotation, suggesting that the person is going to put on some sexy clothes!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: home clothes?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never even heard or used "house clothes".
    So that category of clothing is essentially undefined from your perspective?
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    Re: home clothes?

    Expressions such as 'house clothes' or 'home clothes' are alien to me. I do have clothes that I wear only in my own home, but I rarely, if ever, need to refer to them.

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    #6

    Re: home clothes?

    I sometimes call them 'my everyday clothes'.

    'I bought this new jacket for best. I'll wear the blue one for everyday'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Aug-2016 at 08:24.

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    #7

    Re: home clothes?

    Why is the second everyday one word, Rover?

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    #8

    Re: home clothes?

    As noted in the link, it's a noun here.

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    #9

    Re: home clothes?

    We don't have an American opinion on "house clothes" yet. Maybe it's just Australian.

    PS: https://www.google.com.au/search?noj...10.IoPGuYfdmnw
    Last edited by Raymott; 05-Aug-2016 at 09:32.

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    Re: home clothes?

    Housecoat exists in BrE, although it's probably no longer in fashion.
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