dress down

verb
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of dress down

transitive verb
: to reprove severely
intransitive verb
: to dress casually especially for reasons of fashion

Examples of dress down in a Sentence

  1. dressed down for boorish behavior at the dance

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First Known Use of dress down

1852



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