cor·​sage | \ kȯr-ˈsäzh How to pronounce corsage (audio) , -ˈsäj; ˈkȯr-ˌsäzh, -ˌsäj How to pronounce corsage (audio) \

Definition of corsage

1 : the waist or bodice of a dress
2 : an arrangement of flowers worn as a fashion accessory

Examples of corsage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The high school senior accessorized the satin design with metallic sandals, a lariat necklace, a single gold bangle bracelet and of course, a flower corsage on her wrist. Kaitlyn Frey,, "All About Kelly Ripa's Daughter Lola's Custom Prom Dress - and Her Date's Ryan Seacrest Tuxedo!," 7 June 2019 The all-pink outfit featured a belt that cinched at the waist, and Storm also sported a coordinating corsage. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Storm Reid Wore a Light Pink Feather Dress to Homecoming," 12 Nov. 2019 His Bride-To-Be was at his side, and his disgruntled 11-year-old Stepson-To-Be was in the back seat complaining about his stupid corsage. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: What’s the most spectacular view you’ve seen since … well, since yesterday?," 4 Aug. 2019 Take the bridal order for bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and corsages of sunflowers and delphiniums. Denise Coffey,, "NEPS Opens Full Service Florist Shop," 22 July 2019 Another woman, Eileen Brooker, had a corsage pinned on her in recognition of being, at age 91, the oldest member of the center. Cody Boteler,, "Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands Senior Center celebrates 30 years," 21 June 2019 The top lot was a Belle Époquedevant-de-corsage by Cartier, which sold for $10.6 million. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "The Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence Sale Breaks Auction Records," 20 June 2019 Lindy Lim of Saratoga and her team made over 600 corsages for the kids who came to the event, held last month at California’s Great America. Debby Rice, The Mercury News, "Summer activities heat up in the West Valley," 16 June 2019 Virginia Mullins, treasurer at the center, was recognized for her work organizing the ceremony, and a corsage was pinned to her chest. Cody Boteler,, "Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands Senior Center celebrates 30 years," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of corsage

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for corsage

French, bust, bodice, from Old French, bust, from cors body, from Latin corpus

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The first known use of corsage was in 1830

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17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Corsage.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of corsage

: a flower or small group of flowers that a woman sometimes wears on her clothing or attached to her wrist on special occasions (such as weddings)


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Kids Definition of corsage

: a small bouquet of flowers usually worn on the shoulder

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