- wearing apparel; clothes; garments
- a covering
Origin of clothingME: see cloth
A closet filled with clothing.
Jeans and a shirt are examples of clothing.
(countable and uncountable, plural clothings)
From Middle English clothing, clathing, clething (whence also the dialectal English term cleading), equivalent to clothe + -ing. Cognate with Scots cleeding, cleiding, cleading (“clothing”), Dutch kleding (“clothing”), German Kleidung (“clothing”), Danish klædning (“clothing, dress, attire”), Swedish klädning (“dress”). Compare also cladding.