dressing-down

noun
dres·​sing-down | \ ˌdre-siŋ-ˈdau̇n How to pronounce dressing-down (audio) \

Definition of dressing-down

: a severe reprimand

First Known Use of dressing-down

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Dressing-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dressing-down. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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dressing-down

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dressing-down

: the act of speaking angrily to someone about something done wrong

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