highboy highboy  /ˈhaɪ ˌbɔ ɪ/


  • (n) a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs


  1. The vans disgorged their cargoes: an old cane-bottomed rocker that the President likes, a walnut highboy, a high chair, a barrel with a box of soap chips sticking out.
  2. He refuses to join in the consumption of bourgeois food and makes his repast on wine from the highboy.
  3. The ottoman would become the otto-it, the highboy would metamorphose into the high-thing, and ladyfingers would be served under the somewhat less appealing name of person-fingers.
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/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /