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[wel-drest] /ˈwɛlˈdrɛst/
attired in clothing that is of good quality, is properly fitted, and is appropriate and becoming.
Origin of well-dressed
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One ad portrayed a well-dressed marksman firing at a target in his living room fireplace while a dog lounged at his feet.
  • well-dressed employees walk up and down the stairs, speaking in hushed, respectful tones.
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  • If you're looking for something upscale, head to this bar and dance club where everyone is well-dressed.
  • The enormous crowds were well-dressed, well-behaved and generally out for pleasant evening.
  • The well-dressed staff does everything but bow to its guests.
  • well-dressed couples with kids in their cars were a common sight.
  • And still they came, the notes of a well-dressed stalker.
  • My neighbor across the street was heading out for work, tall, well-dressed and ready.
  • Every afternoon, well-dressed families descend on the hotel's seaside café.
British Dictionary definitions for well-dressed


adjective (well dressed when postpositive)
neatly, expensively, or fashionably attired
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