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 Labik was pinned with a corsage of white roses to mark her 60th anniversary in the convent, and after Mass, there was a dinner in her honor. Matt Sedensky, Star Tribune, "'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain," 8 Apr. 2021 Jared Leto chose a huge, corsage-y Gucci brooch at the Golden Globes, where Anthony Anderson went for a Chopard flower. New York Times, "The Brooch Is Back, Baby," 24 Mar. 2021 Her corsage immediately captured Twitter's attention. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Jill Biden's Inauguration Corsage Actually Has a Very Sweet Meaning," 21 Jan. 2021 Wear the corsage and your sweetest smile for the wedding photos. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Collegues downplay worker’s experience being sick with coronavirus," 26 Dec. 2020 Order your limo and call the florist for that corsage, because Netflix is officially asking you to The Prom. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "See the glitter-tux-filled first trailer for Ryan Murphy's The Prom," 22 Oct. 2020 Before a fundraiser in New York once, a Democratic official presented Ferraro with a wrist corsage. Maureen Dowd New York Times, Star Tribune, "Recalling the first time a presidential candidate's running mate was a woman …," 10 Aug. 2020 Classes have been canceled and graduation ceremonies put on hold but students are holding fast to prom, that high-school tradition involving Top 40 jams, gelled hair and corsages. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "The Pandemic Prom: Tuxedos, Corsages and Dancing at Home Alone," 24 May 2020 Her whole body fit in my hand and pulled down my shirt like a soaking-wet corsage. Matthew Klam, The New Yorker, "The Liver," 9 Mar. 2020

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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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27 Apr 2021

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“Corsage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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