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English definition of “bodice-ripper”

bodice-ripper

noun [C]     /ˈbɒd.ɪsˌrɪp.ər/ US  /ˈbɑː.dɪsˌrɪp.ɚ/ humorous
a romantic story, set in the past, in which there is a lot of sexAccounts and storiesSummaries and summarisingTypes of film, play, book etc.
(Definition of bodice-ripper noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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