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Clothing sizes

L

abbreviation

large: used on clothes labels to show that a piece of clothing is large

large

adjective

used in clothing sizes

medium

noun

something between small and large in size, especially a piece of clothing

OS

abbreviation

outsize

S

abbreviation

small: used on clothes labels

short

noun

a clothing size for a short person, or a piece of clothing of this size

XL

abbreviation

extra large: used on labels showing clothes sizes

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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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