dressing case

  1. a small piece of luggage for carrying toilet articles, medicine, etc.

Origin of dressing case

First recorded in 1780–90

Words Nearby dressing case

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How to use dressing case in a sentence

  • I found Elma in her room, ready dressed to go out, wearing a long traveling-cloak, and in her hand was a small dressing-case.

    The Czar's Spy | William Le Queux
  • Silently he unlocked his dressing-case and bag, and proceeded to dress himself.

    Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
  • In the absence of a dressing case, care must be taken of the articles for the toilet.

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
  • I threw everything in the dressing-case out on the floor, although I knew it was useless to look for it there.

    In the Fog | Richard Harding Davis
  • Behind her came a bewildered French maid, carrying wraps, and a man-servant with a heavy dressing-case.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim

British Dictionary definitions for dressing case

dressing case

  1. (esp formerly) a box or case fitted with all the toilet articles necessary for dressing oneself, arranging one's hair, etc

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