Entry from British & World English dictionary
Combat dress, particularly as worn by British soldiers during the Second World War.
- Forty years ago this summer, with the map of the Empire all but rolled up, the last British national servicemen returned to Blighty and swapped their battledress for demob suits.
- We sat with a picnic basket on a green sward and my former employer looked even more like a brigadier in his bulky battledress.
- Twelve years later, 35-year-old David has switched his battledress for a city suit and is watching the war unfold on television.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: battle|dress
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.