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bottom drawer

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noun British.
  1. any drawer used for a hope chest.
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Origin of bottom drawer

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for bottom drawer

bottom drawer

  1. British a young woman's collection of clothes, linen, cutlery, etc, in anticipation of marriageUS and Canadian equivalent: hope chest
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