cor·sage | \kȯr-ˈsäzh, -ˈsäj;ˈkȯr-ˌsäzh, -ˌsäj \

Definition of corsage 

1 : the waist or bodice of a dress

2 : an arrangement of flowers worn as a fashion accessory

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And, of course, there will always be a special spot in our hearts for the high school dates who bought us beautiful corsages for the Big Dance. Southern Living, "The Most Important Flowers A Southern Girl Will Ever Receive," 30 Mar. 2018 The traditionalism of Adlon’s pink corsage found its compliment in Smith’s ripped-from-the-runways mix of luxury sneakers and thick Cuban link chain. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Jaden Smith Goes to Prom in a Very Gen-Z Suit," 31 May 2018 The Corsage shot Speaking of classic, the other key shot from prom night shows the guy pinning the corsage. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Prom season is here! How to take those Instagram-perfect photos using your smartphone," 24 Apr. 2018 For $20, prom-goers could purchase a corsage kit complete with a $5 gift card for the drumstick. Lydia Culp, Fox News, "KFC's most outrageous marketing stunts," 4 Apr. 2018 As for what type of mom is willing to sacrifice the traditional corsage and restaurant homage for harnesses, helmet and heights, Kathy Bundy of Crown Point is the perfect person to ask. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "NWI’s first aerial park Edge Adventures celebrating start of 2nd season," 16 May 2018 Her jewelry, hairpiece, corsage, purse and even her French manicure were all made from Duck Tape. Wzzm-tv (grand Rapids), Detroit Free Press, "Michigan teen wears Duck Tape prom dress, wins scholarship," 9 July 2018 Still, the porch was the place her family watched her prom date pin on her corsage. Cassie Owens,, "Philadelphia Latinos connect with Caribbean roots through ornate porch gates," 5 July 2018 The teen accessorized her custom look with a flowered cape, crown, clutch and corsage – all made out of Duck Tape. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Girl's floral Duck Tape prom dress may earn her $10K," 21 June 2018

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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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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)


cor·sage | \kȯr-ˈsäzh \

Kids Definition of corsage

: a small bouquet of flowers usually worn on the shoulder

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