Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A narrow high chest of drawers or bureau, often with a mirror attached.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tall, elegant chest of drawers, often with a mirror attached.
  • n. One who gathers rags and odds and ends; a ragpicker.
  • n. A receptacle for rags or shreds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who gathers rags and odds and ends; a ragpicker.
  • n. A receptacle for rags or shreds.
  • n. A movable and ornamental closet or piece of furniture with shelves or drawers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tall elegant chest of drawers

Etymologies

French, from chiffon, rag; see chiffon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French chiffonnier. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Let the 'chiffonier' do the work," said Walter, with a laugh.

    The Motor Girls Through New England or, Held by the Gypsies

  • Mr.. Metford had sold the car and discharged the "chiffonier," and Mr. Metford had returned to his ancient and honourable calling of coal freighter.

    The Cow Puncher

  • IN the dining room I took my place between the chiffonier and the Louis XIV chair.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • Mr. Micawber had a few books on a little chiffonier, which he called the library; and those went first.

    David Copperfield

  • Incident: an ancient, wizened waiter was quietly polishing silver cutlery and putting it away the open drawer of a massive Victorian chiffonier when the drawer fell out and crashed onto the parquetry floor with an explosion that would have deafened an F1 driver.

    What I cooked last night.

  • “Of course,” said Dangle, taking his straw hat from the shade over the stuffed bird on the chiffonier and turning towards the door.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • But when they came downstairs the Park people were not in the room — the woollen garment was still on the table (how they plunged it into the chiffonier!) — and the only visitor was

    The Newcomes

  • Duardo took the empty flute from her fingers and placed it with his own on a nearby chiffonier.

    Purchased By The Billionaire

  • From the chiffonier had gone the knick-knacks of silver and plate.

    Sister Carrie

  • He lay for hours under the lodging-house chiffonier.

    Flush: a biography

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