top drawer

noun

: the highest level of society, authority, or excellence
top-drawer
ˈtäp-ˈdrȯ-ər How to pronounce top drawer (audio)
ˈtäp-ˈdrȯr
adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Take your embrace of '90s fashion all the way to your top drawer. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Sep. 2022 Storage space is stellar for its size, with a wide top drawer, two side drawers, and a tall cabinet at the bottom — all with eye-catching vintage brass hardware. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 14 Sep. 2022 This is your sign to refresh your top drawer with Hanky Panky’s lace thong bundle. Tiffany Dodson And Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 June 2022 Every top drawer needs a few basic briefs to get through the week, and Natori's are some of the best. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 May 2022 The retailer's fashion and beauty preview deals are, of course, great, but don't sleep on Nordstrom's intimates section if your top drawer could use a revamp. Andrea Aguila, Glamour, 5 July 2022 Your top drawer may have unlined and stretchy bandeaus already—why not add an elevated piece to the mix? Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 May 2022 Any piece from the year-round collection is worthy of placement in your top drawer. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Apr. 2022 Co-founded by Abby Morgan, this DTC brand's bras and undies are designed to be lightweight but supportive for all shapes and sizes—and come in the prettiest hues to brighten up your top drawer. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of top drawer was in 1905

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“Top drawer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/top%20drawer. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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