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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Oh, and there was a corsage involved too, of course. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Khloé Kardashian Took a Fan to Prom, and She Went All Out With Her Prom Night Look," 3 June 2019 She is credited with sparking an international trend with her corsage bow brooch and with her penchant for nature themed jewels: roses, feathers, vine leaves. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A 40-Carat Diamond Ring with Ties to the French Royal Family Was Just Recovered by Police in Paris," 8 Apr. 2019 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

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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)


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Kids Definition of corsage

: a small bouquet of flowers usually worn on the shoulder

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