to dress up.
|‘Autobiog. of a Thief’ in Macmillan’s Mag. (London) XL 501: I used to clobber myself up and go to the concert-rooms.|
|Musa Pedestris (1896) 174: You judes that clobber for the stramm, / You ponces good at talking tall.‘Villon’s Good-Night’ in Farmer|
|Signor Lippo 55: One day he walked straight into this kitchen clobbered in a pair of rounds, tight to his legs, [...] and a long sleeve cadi on his napper.|
|Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 1 May 1/6: Clobbered up in style and fashion / Loud as any German band.|
|In the Blood 47: I ain’t allays too well clobbered. This is my Sunday-go-to-meetin’s I’ve got on.|
|Spoilers 4: Bin ’angin’ about the Scrubbs an’ then ’ere for nigh on three weeks, I ’ave, clobbered up like this.|
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 94/1: ‘Thank God,’ she observed, ‘I’ve got a costume play at last. I shall klobber in Crimson and gold for the first act, blue and amber for the second, and pure white and silver for my death in the third. I shall make a great success.’ [Ibid.] 163/2: So I klobbered myself up as well as circs would permit.|