Meaning of full-dressed in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfʊlˈdrɛst/


  • 1Fully dressed; wearing full dress.

  • 2 rare Of a coat, suit, etc.: = "full dress".

  • 3Of an event, occasion, etc.: at which full formal dress and ceremony is expected. Also more generally: full-blown; observing all the usual customs or conventions.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Present State Republick Letters. From full + dressed, after full dress.