corsage

noun cor·sage \ kȯr-ˈsäzh , -ˈsäj ; ˈkȯr-ˌsäzh , -ˌsäj \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of corsage

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


CORSAGE Defined for English Language Learners

corsage

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Definition of corsage for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

corsage

noun cor·sage \ kȯr-ˈsäzh \

Definition of corsage for Students

: a small bouquet of flowers usually worn on the shoulder


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