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bodice

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɒd.ɪs/ us    /ˈbɑː.dɪs/
the upper part of a woman's dress: She was wearing a ballgown with a fitted bodice. a piece of women's underwear that fits tightly to the body above the waist, worn in the past
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