noun U.S. Furniture.

a low chest of drawers on short legs, resembling the lower part of a highboy.

Origin of lowboy

First recorded in 1705–15; low1 + boy
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Related Words for lowboy

bureau, chest, chiffonier, dresser, chifforobe, highboy, tallboy

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US and Canadian a table fitted with drawers
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Word Origin and History for lowboy

"chest of drawers on short legs," 1891, a hybrid from low (adj.) + French bois "wood" (see bush).

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