high boy

highboy

[hahy-boi]
noun U.S. Furniture.
a tall chest of drawers on legs.
Also called high chest.


Origin:
1890–95

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highboy (ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Brit equivalent: tallboy a tall chest of drawers in two sections, the lower section being a lowboy

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highboy
"tall chest of drawers," 1891, Amer.Eng. (cf. tallboy); the second element is from Fr. bois "wood" (see bush).
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