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 Even the relatively sedate Louis Vuitton suiting of BTS (think tones of clay, sand, white and teal) was punctuated by V’s overblown corsage, like an entire bouquet of paper flowers had attached itself to the side of his jacket. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Helped by fraternity brothers from Alpha Sigma Phi, the dozen Rotaractors gifted each lady with a wrist corsage of silk flowers. cleveland, 3 Mar. 2022 Where that version accentuated the material like a wrist corsage, this staging feels out of step. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2022 Jack’s prom date, Sammy, shows up at the Barlow house, and Lisa takes over putting her wrist corsage on her. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Jan. 2022 For the special occasion, Maddie wore a neon green bodycon dress with a matching blazer, corsage and silver sparkly heels. Georgia Slater,, 19 Oct. 2021 At City Hall, Wu entered a silent and seated council chamber 15 minutes late, while her rival for mayor, Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, was already at her seat, a corsage of two light pink roses in plastic next to her microphone., 4 Nov. 2021 But the night of the dance, Aaron pulled Tia aside and offered her a corsage followed by a steamy make-out. Haley Kluge, Variety, 28 Sep. 2021 At the prom, though, Tia's luck changed when Aaron approached her to give her a corsage — and a kiss. Dana Rose Falcone,, 28 Sep. 2021 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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