dresser

1 of 2

noun (1)

dress·​er ˈdre-sər How to pronounce dresser (audio)
1
obsolete : a table or sideboard for preparing and serving food
2
: a cupboard to hold dishes and cooking utensils
3
: a chest of drawers or bureau with a mirror

dresser

2 of 2

noun (2)

: one that dresses
a fashionable dresser

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dresser was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Dresser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dresser. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

dresser 1 of 2

noun

dress·​er ˈdres-ər How to pronounce dresser (audio)
: a piece of furniture (as a chest or bureau) with a mirror

dresser

2 of 2

noun

: one that dresses
a fashionable dresser

Medical Definition

dresser

noun

dress·​er ˈdres-ər How to pronounce dresser (audio)
: a person who serves as a doctor's assistant especially in the dressing of lesions

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