• n. A simple dress.

Example Sentences

  • “Dresskes come from bargain basements, off racks labeled 'Marked Down Drastically,' and from certain emporia of notable values on 14th Street. I do not think anyone ever found a dresske at Bergdorf’s or Neiman Marcus." (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English


  • "English 'dress' + Yiddish diminutive suffix

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      dreske, dresskeh, dreskeh

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