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hope chest

noun

Simple Definition of hope chest

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hope chest

  1. :  a young woman's accumulation of clothes and domestic furnishings (as silver and linen) kept in anticipation of her marriage; also :  a chest for such an accumulation


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