Bodice definition

bŏdĭs
The upper part of a woman's dress.
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The fitted part of a dress that extends from the waist to the shoulder.
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An article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist, lacking sleeves or with detachable sleeves.
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A woman's blouse-like garment, especially with European folk dress.
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The definition of a bodice is the part of a woman's dress above the waist, or a vest that often laces up.

A lace-up corset that a woman wears over her stomach and breast-area is an example of a bodice.

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A kind of vest formerly worn over a blouse or dress by women or girls, usually laced in front.
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The upper portion of a one- or two-piece dress, in distinction to the skirt and sleeves.
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(archaic) A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn especially by women; a corset; stays.
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A woman's laced outer garment, worn like a vest over a blouse.
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(obsolete) A corset.
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(archaic) A corset.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bodice
Plural:
bodices

Origin of bodice

  • Alteration of bodies pl. of body

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From bodies, plural of body (“upper part of a dress”)

    From Wiktionary