Dressing also refers to which side of a mans pants his balls hang on. Apparently, when a man is having a pair of pants tailored for him, the tailor will ask "Which side do you dress to?" This really means "Which side do your balls hang towards? Then the tailor leaves a little extra room on that side. I wish I were a woman, so I didn't have to know this.

Dress"ing, n.


Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.

B. Jonson.

2. Surg.

An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound.



Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.

4. Cookery (a)

A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad.


The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.


Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.


An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.


Castigation; scolding; -- often with down.


Dressing case, a case of toilet utensils. -- Dressing forceps, a variety of forceps, shaped like a pair of scissors, used in dressing wounds. -- Dressing gown, a light gown, such as is used by a person while dressing; a study gown. -- Dressing room, an apartment appropriated for making one's toilet. -- Dressing table, a table at which a person may dress, and on which articles for the toilet stand. -- Top-dressing, manure or compost spread over land and not worked into the soil.


© Webster 1913.

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