dower chest


noun

a Pennsylvania Dutch hope chest bearing the initials of the owner.

Nearby words

  1. dowdy,
  2. dowel,
  3. doweling,
  4. dowell,
  5. dower,
  6. dower house,
  7. dowery,
  8. dowf,
  9. dowie,
  10. dowitcher

Origin of dower chest

First recorded in 1880–85

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