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noun U.S. Furniture.
  1. a tall chest of drawers on legs, usually in two sections set one on top of the other.Compare tallboy, lowboy.
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Origin of highboy

First recorded in 1890–95;high + boy
Also called high chest.
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Related Words for highboy

wardrobe, closet, goods, sofa, appliance, bed, couch, equipment, bookcase, desk, table, chair, sideboard, chiffonier, commode, dresser, highboy, bureau, cabinet, furnishing

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British Dictionary definitions for highboy


  1. US and Canadian a tall chest of drawers in two sections, the lower section being a lowboyBrit equivalent: tallboy
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Word Origin and History for highboy


"tall chest of drawers," 1891, American English (cf. tallboy); a hybrid, the second element is from French bois "wood" (see bush).

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