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Definition of "walking-dress" [walking-dress]

  • A dress for the street; especially, at the present time, such a dress for women, as distinguished from a dinner-dress, an evening-dress, etc. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "walking-dress" in a sentence
  • "I have to content myself with re-reading passages such as:When Serena presently entered the room, she had changed her walking-dress for a robe of clinging black crape, made high to the throat, and relieved only by a little ruff of goffered lawn."
  • "Here she now spread out and fastened a plain dark walking-dress and a few other trifles of apparel."
  • "“Tonnish females,” as the magazine of fashion called the higher class of popinjays, would have stared with contempt at both Faith and Dolly Darling in their simple walking-dress that day."