corsage

noun
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

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The teen wore matching purple heels, a pendant necklace and a white corsage. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Kelly Ripa shares rare Instagram photo of daughter Lola, 16, at prom," 7 June 2018 Standing in a semicircle surrounding Franklin’s family, the women filed in for nearly 10 minutes wearing black dresses, pearl necklaces, and corsages of African violets, the sorority’s official flower. Errin Haines Whack, The Seattle Times, "Delta Sigma Theta pays tribute to soror, the Queen of Soul," 28 Aug. 2018 Oh, and don’t forget prom night’s most important accessory — the corsage. Hannah Miller, Seventeen, "All the Ways to Rock Converse To Prom," 5 Apr. 2018 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

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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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corsage

noun

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)

corsage

noun
cor·​sage | \ kȯr-ˈsäzh How to pronounce corsage (audio) \

Kids Definition of corsage

: a small bouquet of flowers usually worn on the shoulder

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