Why are most of the words for clothing are one syllable?

Think of an article of clothing. Chances are that word is one syllable.

belt

blouse

boots

bra

briefs

cap

coat

dress

gloves

hats

jeans

pants

robe

scarf

shirt

shorts

skirt

slip

socks

suit

tights

vest

Can you think of any more?

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Tom Saaristo
11 years ago

Spankx Chaps Jock Tees Jorts Tie

Tom Saaristo
11 years ago

Shoes Boots Thongs

Tom Saaristo
11 years ago

And sorry, I repeated “boots” The super-tight jeans are called “jeggings”, but that’s not a 1 syllable word like “jorts”

Tom Saaristo
11 years ago

Jorts and Jeggings come from the combination of 2 words Jean shorts: jorts Jean leggings: jeggings I don’t recall nor can I even imagine James Dean wearing “jorts” or even “jeggings”. It might be time for a Google Image search

Vera
Vera
11 years ago

great listS! I must say I have never used “jorts” before but … now I will! “Can’t wait to wear me some jorts!” (sounds great!) (Jeggings are just so weird! They usually have faux pockets! … drove me crazy. I kept trying to put something in my front faux pockets. I gave them away. I couldn’t handle it).

Vera
Vera
11 years ago

Wow. It does seem cool (James Dean = Jeans) If you had an article of clothing named after you, what would it be? I have to go with an accessory: Shades / Sunglasses (with the rain wiper option of course) Vunglasses? Verades? It kind of seems egotistical yet funny at the same time.

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