- a person who dresses another; esp., one who helps actors and actresses put on their costumes
- a person who dresses something, as store windows, leather, wounds, etc.
- a person who dresses elegantly or in a certain way: a fancy dresser
- Archaic sideboard
- a cupboard for dishes and kitchen utensils
- ☆ a chest of drawers, usually with a mirror
Origin of dresserMiddle English dressour ; from Old French dreceur ; from drecier, arrange: see dress
- One that dresses: a careful dresser.
- A wardrobe assistant, as for an actor.
- A chest of drawers often supporting a mirror and typically used for holding clothes and personal items.
- A cupboard or set of shelves for dishes or kitchen utensils.
Origin of dresserMiddle English dressour, table for preparing food, from Old French dreceur, from drecier, to set up, arrange; see dress.
- An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils.
- An item of bedroom furniture, like a low chest of drawers, often with a mirror.
- (dated) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
- (mining) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.
From Old French dresseur, from the verb dresser.
From dress + -er.