window dresser

  1. a person employed to trim the display windows of a store.

Origin of window dresser

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby window dresser Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use window dresser in a sentence

  • Somehow I understood reading the newspaper report that the window dresser had been inspired by what was going on in New York.

  • Marie Louise turned and came up like a wax image on casters pulled forward by an invisible window-dresser.

    The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
  • To illustrate: A window-dresser is decorating the window in Woolworth's.

    Commercial Law | Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
  • The window-dresser was lost again in the bank manager who has arranged a profitable overdraft.

    Tales of Chinatown | Sax Rohmer

British Dictionary definitions for window-dresser


  1. a person employed to design and build up a display in a shop window

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