Definition of Plain clothes

1. Noun. Ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc..




Definition of Plain clothes

1. Noun. Civilian clothes worn by someone in an occupation or organization for which a uniform might be expected, as the police or clergy. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plain Clothes

plaids
plaigiarism
plain
plain-clothes
plain-hearted
plain-paper
plain-song
plain-winged antshrike
plain-winged antshrikes
plain-woven
plain Jane
plain Janes
plain and simple
plain as a pikestaff
plain as the nose on one's face
plain clothes (current term)
plain film
plain flour
plain line
plain lined
plain lines
plain lining
plain paper
plain sailing
plain song
plain stitch
plain text
plain to see
plain turkey
plain wanderer

Literary usage of Plain clothes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The World of Graft by Josiah Flynt (1901)
"Boston—"A Plain-Clothes Man's Town" ACCORDING to the testimony of living witnesses, some of whom took part in the crusade, Boston became quite concerned ..."

2. The Massachusetts Teacher and Journal of Home and School Education by Massachusetts Teachers Association (1874)
"plain clothes FOR THE SCHOOL-MARMS. — We plead in the interest of our nation against the fashion and extravagance in dress that is creeping into our public ..."

3. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1857)
"... we were overtaken by two gondolas with embroidered liveries, who preceded another rowed by servants in plain clothes, where were seated the Emperor and ..."

4. Statistical Report by New York (N.Y.). Police Dept (1906)
"The plain clothes man escapes complaints, also, to a large extent. ... Detective work, of course, has to be done in plain clothes. ..."

5. The British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical by Hugh James Rose, Samuel Roffey Maitland (1841)
"... I will consent to do so, provided the members of the dub will appear at church in plain clothes, and divested of ornament. Yours, obliged, THE CURATE OF ..."

6. The World of Graft by Josiah Flynt (1901)
"Boston—"A Plain-Clothes Man's Town" ACCORDING to the testimony of living witnesses, some of whom took part in the crusade, Boston became quite concerned ..."

7. The Massachusetts Teacher and Journal of Home and School Education by Massachusetts Teachers Association (1874)
"plain clothes FOR THE SCHOOL-MARMS. — We plead in the interest of our nation against the fashion and extravagance in dress that is creeping into our public ..."

8. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1857)
"... we were overtaken by two gondolas with embroidered liveries, who preceded another rowed by servants in plain clothes, where were seated the Emperor and ..."

9. Statistical Report by New York (N.Y.). Police Dept (1906)
"The plain clothes man escapes complaints, also, to a large extent. ... Detective work, of course, has to be done in plain clothes. ..."

10. The British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical by Hugh James Rose, Samuel Roffey Maitland (1841)
"... I will consent to do so, provided the members of the dub will appear at church in plain clothes, and divested of ornament. Yours, obliged, THE CURATE OF ..."

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