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Rags to Riches

If you are what you wear, then the Emperor of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is nothing. Unless you play some bizarre form of Strip Scrabble, you’ll want to get out your ETUI and weave some threads. Not every stitch will be fit for a king, but you will be able to cover your assets.

Threadbare

These words are generally useful only if you have nothing better to do, like swap tiles.

ASCOT: ASCOT, a broad neck scarf [n]

BAL: a balmoral (a type of shoe (a covering for the foot)) [n -S]

BERET: a soft, flat cap [n -S]

MOC: a moccasin (a type of shoe (a covering for the foot)) [n -S]

PAC: a shoe patterned after a moccasin [n -S]

TAM: a tight-fitting Scottish cap [n -S]

Pants

Prêt-à-porter

Off-the-rack, ready to score a few points, there’s nothing shameful about playing these words.

ALMUCE: a hooded cape [n -S]

ARCTIC: a warm, waterproof overshoe [n -S]

BARRET: a flat cap [n -S]

BLAZER: a lightweight jacket [n -S] : BLAZERED ~adj

BROGAN: a heavy shoe [n -S]

CAMISA: a shirt or chemise [n -S]

CAMISE: a loose shirt or gown [n -S]

CAPRIS: pants for women [n]

CHUKKA: a type of boot [n -S]

CYMAR: simar (a woman’s light jacket or robe) [n -S]

FICHU: a woman’s scarf [n -S]

Off-the-Rack

GALOSH: an overshoe (a protective outer shoe) [n -ES] : GALOSHED ~adj

GILLIE: ghillie (a type of shoe (a covering for the foot)) [n -S]

GOLOSH: galosh (an overshoe (a protective outer shoe)) [n -ES]

HENLEY: a type of knit shirt [n -LEYS]

JERSEY: a close-fitting knitted shirt [n -SEYS] : JERSEYED ~adj

JUPE: a woman’s jacket [n -S]

KABAYA: a cotton jacket [n -S]

KAMIK: a type of boot [n -S]

KURTA: a shirt worn in India [n -S]

MUCLUC: mukluk (a soft boot worn by Eskimos) [n -S]

MUKLUK: a soft boot worn by Eskimos [n -S]

NUBIA: a woman’s scarf [n -S]

Nice Jacket!

OXFORD: a type of shoe (a covering for the foot) [n -S]

PATTEN: a shoe having a thick wooden sole [n -S] : PATTENED ~adj

REBOZO: a long scarf [n -ZOS]

SABOT: a wooden shoe [n -S]

SANDAL: to provide with sandals (light, open shoes) [v -DALED, -DALING, -DALS or -DALLED, -DALLING, -DALS]

SARK: a shirt (a garment for the upper part of the body) [n -S]

SIMAR: a woman’s light jacket or robe [n -S]

TAJ: a tall, conical cap worn in Muslim countries [n -ES]

TAJES: TAJ, a tall, conical cap worn in Muslim countries [n]

TAPALO: a scarf worn in Latin-American countries [n -LOS]

TEGUA: a type of moccasin (a type of shoe (a covering for the foot)) [n -S]

TOECAP: a covering for the tip of a shoe or boot [n -S]

TUQUE: a knitted woolen cap [n -S]

VESTEE: a garment worn under a woman’s jacket or blouse [n -S]

WAMMUS: wamus (a heavy outer jacket) [n -ES]

WAMPUS: wamus (a heavy outer jacket) [n -ES]

WAMUS: a heavy outer jacket [n -ES]

WEDGIE: a type of woman’s shoe [n -S]

WELLIE: a Wellington boot [n -S]

WELLY: wellie (a Wellington boot) [n -LIES]

Nice hat!

Couture

Word snobs may turn their noses up at this collection, but these are finely-sewn bingoes for the masses.

ARCTICS: ARCTIC, a warm, waterproof overshoe [n]

BALDRIC: a shoulder belt [n -S]

BARRETS: BARRET, a flat cap [n]

BAWDRIC: baldric (a shoulder belt) [n -S]

BERETTA: biretta (a cap worn by clergymen) [n -S]

BIRETTA: a cap worn by clergymen [n -S]

BLUCHER: a half boot [n -S]

CALOTTE: a skullcap (a close-fitting cap) [n -S]

CAMISIA: camise (a loose shirt or gown) [n -S]

CAPOUCH: capuche (a hood or cowl) [n -ES]

DOUBLET: a close-fitting jacket [n -S]

GALOSHE: galosh (an overshoe (a protective outer shoe)) [n -S]

GHILLIE: a type of shoe (a covering for the foot) [n -S]

GOLOSHE: galosh (an overshoe (a protective outer shoe)) [n -S]

GUMBOOT: a rubber boot [n -S]

JODHPUR: a type of boot [n -S]

PEACOAT: a heavy woolen jacket [n -S]

PLIMSOL: plimsoll (a rubber-soled cloth shoe) [n -S]

SEABOOT: a waterproof boot [n -S]

SHOEPAC: a waterproof boot [n -S]

TARBUSH: tarboosh (a cap worn by Muslim men) [n -ES]

WELLIES: WELLY, wellie (a Wellington boot) [n]

WINGTIP: a type of man’s shoe [n -S]

YAMALKA: yarmulke (a skullcap worn by Jewish males) [n -S]

YAMULKA: yarmulke (a skullcap worn by Jewish males) [n -S]

Haute Couture

The ultimate in word fashion! Don’t forget to accessorize for maximum scores.

BABUSHKA: a woman’s scarf [n -S]

BALDRICK: baldric (a shoulder belt) [n -S]

BALDRICS: BALDRIC, a shoulder belt [n]

BALMORAL: a type of shoe (a covering for the foot) [n -S]

BERRETTA: biretta (a cap worn by clergymen) [n -S]

BIRRETTA: biretta (a cap worn by clergymen) [n -S]

High-fashion Heels

CEINTURE: a belt for the waist [n -S]

CHAQUETA: a jacket worn by cowboys [n -S]

CUFFLINK: a fastening for a shirt cuff [n -S]

GAMASHES: boots worn by horseback riders [n]

GUERNSEY: a woolen shirt [n -SEYS]

JACKBOOT: a heavy boot [n -S]

KNICKERS: loose-fitting pants gathered at the knee [n]

LARRIGAN: a type of moccasin (a type of shoe (a covering for the foot)) [n -S]

LIRIPIPE: a long scarf [n -S]

MANTILLA: a woman’s scarf [n -S]

MOCCASIN: a type of shoe (a covering for the foot) [n -S]

PANTALET: long underpants trimmed with ruffles [n -S]

PANTOFLE: a slipper (a light, low shoe) [n -S]

PELERINE: a woman’s cape [n -S]

PLIMSOLE: plimsoll (a rubber-soled cloth shoe) [n -S]

PLIMSOLL: a rubber-soled cloth shoe [n -S]

TARBOOSH: a cap worn by Muslim men [n -ES]

YARMELKE: yarmulke (a skullcap worn by Jewish males) [n -S]

YARMULKE: a skullcap worn by Jewish males [n -S]

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