bottom drawer

[ drawr ]
/ drɔr /

noun British.

any drawer used for a hope chest.

Nearby words

  1. bottom,
  2. bottom bolt,
  3. bottom break,
  4. bottom dead centre,
  5. bottom dog,
  6. bottom drops out, the,
  7. bottom end,
  8. bottom feeder,
  9. bottom fish,
  10. bottom fishing

Origin of bottom drawer

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for bottom drawer

bottom drawer

noun

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