Corset Definition

kôrsĭt
corsets
noun
corsets
A closefitting undergarment, often tightened with laces and reinforced with stays, worn, chiefly by women, to give support or a desired figure to the body from the hips to or including the breast.
Webster's New World
A medieval, closefitting outer jacket; jerkin.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

(historical) In the Middle Ages, a tight-fitting gown or basque worn by both men and women.

Wiktionary
verb
corsets
To dress in, fit with, or enclose as in a corset.
Webster's New World

(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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Other Word Forms of Corset

Noun

Singular:
corset
Plural:
corsets

Origin of Corset

  • Middle English bodice from Old French diminutive of cors body from Latin corpus kwrep- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French corset

    From Wiktionary

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