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bottom drawer

[drawr] /drɔr/
noun, British.
any drawer used for a hope chest.
Origin of bottom drawer
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Neither in the bottom drawer nor the top drawer," said the detective.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • They're in that bottom drawer there, if you'll trouble to get them for me.

  • Get them out of my bottom drawer for me, will you, Bet, like an angel?

  • "In the bottom drawer of my writing table," Maxgregor called out.

    The Weight of the Crown

    Fred M. White
  • Up in her bedroom she opened the bottom drawer of her bureau.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • She sat down on the floor now, before the bureau, and opened the bottom drawer.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • After this she took from the bottom drawer of her bureau that long-forgotten gift from the facetious Dave Cowan.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • My will's i' the bottom drawer upo' the left han' i' my writin' table i' the leebrary:—I hae left ye ilka plack 'at I possess.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Lorraine, when she reached her own bedroom, locked her particular treasures securely in her bottom drawer.

British Dictionary definitions for bottom drawer

bottom drawer

(Brit) a young woman's collection of clothes, linen, cutlery, etc, in anticipation of marriage US and Canadian equivalent hope chest
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