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highboy

[hahy-boi] /ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ/
noun, U.S. Furniture.
1.
a tall chest of drawers on legs, usually in two sections set one on top of the other.
Compare tallboy, lowboy.
Also called high chest.
Origin of highboy
1890-1895
1890-95;high + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for highboy

highboy

/ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a tall chest of drawers in two sections, the lower section being a lowboy Brit equivalent tallboy
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Word Origin and History for highboy
n.

"tall chest of drawers," 1891, American English (cf. tallboy); a hybrid, the second element is from French bois "wood" (see bush).

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