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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.

  • Lysbet read it, and then put the paper carefully away among the silks and satins in her bottom drawer.

    The Bow of Orange Ribbon Amelia E. Barr
  • Get them out of my bottom drawer for me, will you, Bet, like an angel?

  • She was busy tossing stuff out of the bottom drawer of an old chest of drawers.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • "In the bottom drawer of my writing table," Maxgregor called out.

    The Weight of the Crown Fred M. White
  • Mrs. Paine, you now have that bottom drawer of your desk secretary open, and I see the remains of a ball of string.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • 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
  • But of a sudden, he jumped up, opened the bottom drawer of his case, and drew from it the bottle.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
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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