Decollete definition

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Having a low neckline that reveals the cleavage.
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Cut low at the neckline.

A décolleté dress.

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Wearing a garment that is low-cut or strapless.
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Cut low so as to bare the neck and shoulders, as some dresses.
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Wearing a décolleté dress, etc.
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Origin of decollete

  • French past participle of décolleter to lower a neckline, uncover the neck dé- off (from Latin dē- de–) collet collar (from Old French) (diminutive of col neck, collar) (from Latin collum neck kwel-1 in Indo-European roots)

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

  • Borrowing from French, from décolleter (“to bare the neck and shoulders”).

    From Wiktionary