dressing case



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

Origin of dressing case

First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for dressing case

Historical Examples of dressing case

  • He went to the dressing-case and mechanically opened the upper drawer.

    The Masked Bridal

    Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

  • And in this dressing-case, so a friend had shown her, there was a secret place for letters.

    Good Old Anna

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • Silently he unlocked his dressing-case and bag, and proceeded to dress himself.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford

  • "His brandy-flask and dressing-case, for instance," said George.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • He stood up with the object of removing his dressing-case from the rack.

British Dictionary definitions for dressing case

dressing case


(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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