What does corset mean?

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ˈkɔr sɪtcorset

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corset, girdle, stays(verb)

    a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

  2. corset(verb)

    dress with a corset


  1. corset(Noun)

    A woman's foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust.

  2. corset(Verb)

    To enclose in a corset; to wear a corset.

    Mabel dreaded the upcoming ball and the preliminary corseting it would entail.

  3. corset(Verb)

    To restrict or confine.

    "I will not remain corseted by your notions of what is and is not proper!" she exclaimed.

  4. Origin: From corset.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corset(noun)

    in the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women

  2. Corset(noun)

    an article of dress inclosing the chest and waist worn (chiefly by women) to support the body or to modify its shape; stays

  3. Corset(verb)

    to inclose in corsets

  4. Origin: [F., dim. of OF. cors, F. corps, body. See Corse.]


  1. Corset

    A corset is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes. Both men and women are known to wear corsets, though women are more common wearers. In recent years, the term "corset" has also been borrowed by the fashion industry to refer to tops which, to varying degrees, mimic the look of traditional corsets without actually acting as one. While these modern corsets and corset tops often feature lacing or boning and generally mimic a historical style of corsets, they have very little if any effect on the shape of the wearer's body. Genuine corsets are usually made by a corsetmaker and should be fitted to the individual wearer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corset

    kor′set, n. a closely-fitting inner bodice, stiffened with whalebone, &c., and laced up: stays. [Dim. of O. Fr. cors—L. corpus, the body.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From Fr. _corps_, shape, and _sec_, rough. Rough on the shape.

Anagrams for corset »

  1. coster, escort, rectos, scoter, scrote, sector, Tresco

  2. Coster

  3. Escort

  4. Rectos

  5. Scoter

  6. Scrote

  7. Sector

  8. Tresco

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corset in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of corset in a Sentence

  1. Anna Taylor:

    I don't know that the corset's ever been out of fashion, but it's never been so useful.

  2. Will Ferrell:

    It was obviously great to work in a city like Rome and to be kind of back together with Ben and Owen and that sort of thing but it was a pretty tight schedule, there were a lot of days where you're running around and wearing some uncomfortable corset you can't breathe in. And I had people sticking pens in me, things like that. So it's not really a funny story but it's a painful story. But for your art you sometimes have to suffer.

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