cor·​sage kȯr-ˈsäzh How to pronounce corsage (audio)
-ˌsäj How to pronounce corsage (audio)
: the waist or bodice of a dress
: an arrangement of flowers worn as a fashion accessory

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This adorable, smiling freestanding snowman is dressed for the chilly weather, with a glittery black top hat and ribbon scarf, accented with faux sprigs and pinecones, like a corsage. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2022 The jacket collar, meanwhile, is pinned to one lapel like a corsage. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 27 Oct. 2022 The jacket featured pink ribbons with a small corsage pinned to her chest. Breanna Bell,, 12 July 2022 The production, directed with colorful flamboyance by Alex Timbers, wears its artifice like a bubblegum corsage. Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 The event will feature music, food, drinks, vendors, a prom costume contest, a corsage making station, a photo station, special prizes and the crowning of a four-legged Prom King and Queen. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2022 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 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of corsage was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Corsage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition


cor·​sage kȯr-ˈsäzh How to pronounce corsage (audio) -ˈsäj How to pronounce corsage (audio)
: a bouquet of flowers usually worn at the shoulder

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