bedspread

[bed-spred]

noun

an outer covering, usually decorative, for a bed.

Nearby words

  1. bedside,
  2. bedside manner,
  3. bedsit,
  4. bedsonia,
  5. bedsore,
  6. bedspring,
  7. bedstand,
  8. bedstead,
  9. bedstraw,
  10. bedtick

Origin of bedspread

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; bed + spread

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British Dictionary definitions for bedspread

bedspread

noun

a top cover on a bed over other bedclothes
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Word Origin and History for bedspread

bedspread

n.

also bed-spread, 1845, American English, from bed (n.) + spread (n.).

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