go-to-meeting [goh-tuh-meet-n, -mee-ting] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
Origin of go-to-meeting An Americanism dating back to 1780–90 Examples from the Web for go-to-meeting Historical Examples of go-to-meeting
Very few men look their best in their Go-to-Meeting clothes.
Paddy, must we put on our best dresses when she comes—our Sunday go-to-meeting frocks, you know?
L. T. Meade
In the two closets of this chamber were mine hostess’s cloak, best bonnet, and go-to-meeting apparel.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866
Directly an immigrant has landed, he feels that his first earnings must be devoted to a Sunday go-to-meeting suit.
R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
He wore neither wig nor gown, and had not even put on his Sunday go-to-meeting clothes.
Word Origin and History for go-to-meeting adj.
“suitable for use in a church or on Sundays,” 1790, especially of clothes but the earliest recorded reference is to music.