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workwear

Syllabification: work·wear
Pronunciation: /ˈwərkwer
 
/

Definition of workwear in English:

noun

Heavy-duty clothes for physical or manual work.
Example sentences
  • We divested ourselves of the fetters of daily workwear and suitably wrapped in kimono style robes approached the tub.
  • ‘I was particularly proud of that gown because I'm still working on workwear, so it was my first attempt at bridalwear,’ she says.
  • In his series ‘Invisible’, the subjects are united only by their fluorescent orange workwear; the irony being that jackets specifically designed to be highly visible seem to only underline the invisibility of those who wear them.

Words that rhyme with workwear

earthenware

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