dresser

1
[ dres-er ]
/ ˈdrɛs ər /

noun

Origin of dresser

1
1400–50; late Middle English: guide. See dress, -er1

Definition for dresser (2 of 2)

dresser

2
[ dres-er ]
/ ˈdrɛs ər /

noun

a dressing table or bureau.
a sideboard or set of shelves for dishes and cooking utensils.
Obsolete. a table or sideboard on which food is dressed for serving.

Origin of dresser

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1375–1425; Middle English dresso(u)r sideboard < Anglo-French; Middle French dresseur, Old French dreceor(e), equivalent to dreci(er) to dress + -ore -ory2 (French dressoir)
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British Dictionary definitions for dresser (1 of 2)

dresser

1
/ (ˈdrɛsə) /

noun

a set of shelves, usually also with cupboards or drawers, for storing or displaying dishes, etc
US a chest of drawers for storing clothing in a bedroom or dressing room, often having a mirror on the top

Word Origin for dresser

C14 dressour, from Old French dreceore, from drecier to arrange; see dress

British Dictionary definitions for dresser (2 of 2)

dresser

2
/ (ˈdrɛsə) /

noun

a person who dresses in a specified waya fashionable dresser
theatre a person employed to assist actors in putting on and taking off their costumes
a tool used for dressing stone or other materials
British a person who assists a surgeon during operations
British See window-dresser
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