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hope chest

n.
A chest traditionally used by a young woman for clothing and household goods, such as linens and silver, in anticipation of marriage.

hope chest

n
US and Canadian a young woman's collection of clothes, linen, cutlery, etc, in anticipation of marriage. Also called (esp in Britain): bottom drawer

hope′ chest`


n.
a chest or the like used by a young woman for collecting clothing, linens, and other domestic or personal articles in anticipation of marriage.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hope chest - chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriagehope chest - chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage
chest - box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
Translations

hope chest

n (US) → Aussteuertruhe f

hope chest

n (Am) → cassa del corredo
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It's like a little hope chest, depicting my dream of travelling around Europe one day with family.