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corset

EnglishEdit

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An 1893 corset, front and back.

EtymologyEdit

From Old French corset

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NounEdit

corset (plural corsets)

  1. A woman's foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust.
  2. (historical) In the Middle Ages, a tight-fitting gown or basque worn by both men and women.

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VerbEdit

corset (third-person singular simple present corsets, present participle corseting or corsetting, simple past and past participle corseted or corsetted)

  1. (transitive) To enclose in a corset; to wear a corset.
    Mabel dreaded the upcoming ball and the preliminary corseting it would entail.
  2. (figuratively) To restrict or confine.
    "I will not remain corseted by your notions of what is and is not proper!" she exclaimed.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cors (body) + -et.

NounEdit

corset m (plural corsets)

  1. corset

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