dress etymology

English word dress comes from Malayalam *directiō, Vulgar Latin *dīrectiāre

Detailed word origin of dress

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*directiō Malayalam (mal)
*dīrectiāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
drecer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
dressen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
dress English (eng) (intransitive) Of a man, to allow the genitals to fall to one side or other of the trousers. [from 20thc.]. (intransitive) To clothe oneself; to put on clothes. [from 18thc.]. (military, ambitransitive) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align. Sometimes an imperative command.. (nautical) To ornament (a ship) [...]

Words with the same origin as dress

Descendants of *directiō
address dressed dresser dressing hairdresser