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bottom drawer

noun

Definition of bottom drawer

British

  1. :  a chest or box in which a young woman keeps things (such as silverware and linen) that she will use after she gets married :  hope chest



Word by Word Definitions

bottomplay
  1. :  the underside of something

    :  the posterior end of the trunk :  buttocks, rump

    :  the surface on which a body of water lies

  1. :  to furnish with a bottom

    :  to provide a foundation for

    :  to bring to the bottom

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the bottom

    :  frequenting the bottom

drawerplay
  1. : :  one that draws: as

    :  a person who draws liquor

    :  draftsman


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