corselet

noun

corse·​let
for sense 1
ˈkȯr-slət How to pronounce corselet (audio)
for sense 2
ˌkȯr-sə-ˈlet How to pronounce corselet (audio)
1
or corslet [Middle French, diminutive of cors body, bodice] : a piece of armor covering the trunk
2
or corselette [from Corselette, a trademark] : an undergarment combining girdle and brassiere

Examples of corselet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jane lives it up in a white voile shirt, far left, that’s just one sheer beautiful plunge, wrapped with a corselet of Goya-red satin over a swirl of black skirt. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 17 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of corselet was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Corselet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corselet. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

corselet

noun
corse·​let
variants or corslet
ˈkȯr-slət
: armor worn on the upper part of the body
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