noun \ˈgə-sət\

: a piece of cloth usually in the shape of a triangle that is sewn into something (such as the underneath part of a sleeve) to make it wider or stronger

Full Definition of GUSSET

:  a usually diamond-shaped or triangular insert in a seam (as of a sleeve, pocketbook, or shoe upper) to provide expansion or reinforcement
:  a plate or bracket for strengthening an angle in framework (as in a building or bridge)
gusset transitive verb

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Origin of GUSSET

Middle English, piece of armor covering the joints in a suit of armor, from Anglo-French goussete
First Known Use: circa 1570

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with GUSSET


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