hope chest

noun

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

1911

First Known Use of hope chest

1911


HOPE CHEST Defined for English Language Learners

hope chest

noun

Definition of hope chest for English Language Learners

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


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