Definition of bottom drawer in English:

bottom drawer

noun

datedBritish
  • Household linen stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage.

    • ‘It is a great idea for anyone who, like me, is getting married but has been living in sin for years and so has a bottom drawer full of towels, bedding, frying pans and cut glass.’
    • ‘All the girls there started their bottom drawers at the age of 13.’
    • ‘In one corner you have easy-going bloke, all the time in the world for settling down and having kids; in the other you have borderline insane female who has a bottom drawer bursting with Baby Gap.’

Pronunciation

bottom drawer