Meaning of “corset” in the English Dictionary


"corset" in English

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corsetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔː.sɪt/ us /ˈkɔːr.sət/

Examples from literature

  • Absent-mindedly she picked up her corsets, and, the weather being sultry, she fanned herself with them. 
  • Avoid corsets or any other pressure upon the stomach. 
  • Girls wear tight shoes, burdensome skirts, and corsets, all of which prove very injurious to their health. 
  • The original object of the corset was to give greater prominence to the hips and abdomen. 
  • They discarded the corset, cut off their hair, and adopted bloomers! 

(Definition of “corset” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corset" in American English

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corsetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔr·sɪt/

a tight piece of underwear made from elastic material, worn in the past on the middle part of a woman’s body to make her waist appear smaller

(Definition of “corset” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)