bottom drawer

bottom drawer
noun
chiefly Britain : a drawer (as in a dresser) used as a hope chest

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/drawr/, Brit.
any drawer used for a hope chest.
[1885-90]

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bottom drawer noun
1. The drawer or any supposed place in which a young woman keeps articles for use after her marriage
2. A collection of articles kept for marriage
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Main Entry:bottom

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bottom drawer UK US noun [singular] british old-fashioned
things for the house that a woman collects before she gets married
Thesaurus: engagements and weddingshyponym to get, or to be marriedsynonym

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noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]
Brit :hope chest

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ˌbottom ˈdrawer 7 [bottom drawer] noun (BrE)
items for the house collected by a woman, especially in the past, in preparation for her marriage (and often kept in a drawer)

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  • bottom drawer — n BrE all the things, especially things that you use in a house, that a woman collects to use when she is married American Equivalent: hope chest …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bottom drawer — ► NOUN Brit. dated ▪ household linen and other items stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage …   English terms dictionary

  • bottom drawer — (someone s) bottom drawer the things a young woman collects to use in her home after she is married. I ve given her some silver cutlery for her bottom drawer …   New idioms dictionary

  • bottom drawer — /drawr/, Brit. any drawer used for a hope chest. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • bottom drawer — (British) hope chest; trousseau …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bottom drawer — noun Brit. dated linen and other items stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage …   English new terms dictionary

  • bottom drawer — noun (C) BrE all the things, especially things that you use in a house, that a woman collects to use when she is married; hope chest AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bottom drawer — UK / US noun [singular] British old fashioned things for the house that a woman collects before she gets married …   English dictionary

  • bottom drawer — /bɒtəm ˈdrɔ/ (say botuhm draw) noun → glory box …  

  • bottom drawer —  Place where girl keeps gifts, trousseau, etc., when preparing for marriage …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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