Last modified on 1 February 2011, at 13:41

hope chest

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NounEdit

hope chest (plural hope chests)

  1. A box containing items, especially clothing, table linens, towels, bed linens, and quilts, typically stored by unmarried young women in anticipation of future marriages or married lives.

Usage notesEdit

The term "hope chest" may be used primarily by Midwestern American women. The term "glory box" is used by women in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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