Bottom-drawer

bottom drawer

[drawr]
noun British.
any drawer used for a hope chest.

Origin:
1885–90

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bottom drawer
 
n
(Brit) US & Canadian equivalent: hope chest a young woman's collection of clothes, linen, cutlery, etc, in anticipation of marriage

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