merry widow definition by Webster's New World
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a woman's undergarment combining a bra, often strapless, a corset ending just below the waist, and garters for stockings
merry widow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A short strapless corset with half cups for the breasts and long garters.
Origin: Originally a trademark.