\ ˈbə-stē How to pronounce busty (audio) \
bustier; bustiest

Definition of busty

: having a large bust

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After taking your measurements to a pre-existing pattern, gowns are sized to the largest measurement in the mix; i.e. pear shapes should expect bodices to be too big, while busty silhouettes will likely have lots to take in at the waist and hips. Melissa Colgan, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Shop for a Wedding Dress—When Bridal Salons Aren’t What You’d Expect," 11 Dec. 2018 Don’t expect smiles or chitchat from the busy and busty dirndl-wearing waitresses, but do expect plates piled with roast pork belly, crispy schnitzels, potato pancakes, and sauerkraut. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 Broadhurst likes Lululemon’s Ta Ta Tamer, especially for busty women, and has no qualms about wearing Victoria’s Secret seamless underwear into the woods because it’s made with polyester and elastane, which are both quick-drying. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "7 Tips for Packing All the Right Clothing for Your First Backpacking Trip," 24 Oct. 2018 For a pivotal psychological scene in which Margaret must act as monarch for the day and give a speech to a group of ambassadors, Clapton created this bustier gown, one that Elizabeth would never wear. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "'The Crown' Star Vanessa Kirby Opens Up About Princess Margaret's Life-Changing Wardrobe," 17 July 2018 Shout-out to the busty ladies in my family tree who passed down the good-boob DNA. The Cut, "The 50-Year-Old Enjoying the Sex in Her New City," 1 July 2018 Her look, designed by Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano, also included a sculptural jacket and skirt worn over a bustier dress. Indya Brown, The Cut, "See How Rihanna’s Met Gala Pope Look Came To Life," 8 May 2018 Such a gaze has manifested itself in stereotypical roles for women and minorities, including the busty dumb blond and the sassy black woman. Tre'vell Anderson, latimes.com, "What Hollywood can gain by placing the 'queer gaze' in the spotlight," 16 Mar. 2018 At least the sisters offer two latex pieces to pick from: a black demi-cut bra and a bustier dress done in a traffic cone–orange hue. Maria Ward, Vogue, "What Happened When One Vogue Writer Wore the Kendall + Kylie Latex Dress on a Date," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of busty

1867, in the meaning defined above

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bust someone's chops

bust up






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The first known use of busty was in 1867

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English Language Learners Definition of busty

informal, of a woman : having large breasts

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