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dresser

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[ dres-er ]
/ ˈdrɛs ər /
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noun
a sideboard or set of shelves for dishes and cooking utensils.
Obsolete. a table or sideboard on which food is dressed for serving.
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Origin of dresser

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English dresso(u)r, dressur(e), “sideboard,” from Anglo-French; Middle French dresseur, Old French dreçor, dreceor(e), equivalent to dreci(ier) “to dress ” + -ore -ory2

Other definitions for dresser (2 of 2)

dresser2
[ dres-er ]
/ ˈdrɛs ər /

noun

Origin of dresser

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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English: “guide; director”; see origin at dress, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for dresser (1 of 2)

dresser1
/ (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)

dresser2
/ (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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