body shaper

noun

: a tight-fitting undergarment designed to smooth and shape the body
Body shapers use extra spandex and tightly knit yarns to tuck in or push up body parts.Consumer Reports, February 1999
Body shapers come in different shapes, styles and sizes and are not just for wearing under dresses.Nikki Boertman, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee), 22 Apr. 2012

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body shaper was in 1964

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“Body shaper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/body%20shaper. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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