stomacher

noun
stom·​ach·​er | \ ˈstə-mi-kər How to pronounce stomacher (audio) , -chər \

Definition of stomacher

: the center front section of a waist or underwaist or a usually heavily embroidered or jeweled separate piece for the center front of a bodice worn by men and women in the 15th and 16th centuries and later by women only

Examples of stomacher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Duke had seven jewels commissioned for his niece from London jeweler C.S. Hancock—a bandeau, bracelet, coronet, diadem, necklace, stomacher, and comb. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 8 July 2019 Other items in the collection include Dame Nellie Melba’s diamond stomacher brooch, Princess Grace of Monaco’s 10.48-carat diamond engagement ring, and Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and ruby necklace. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stomacher

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Stomacher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stomacher. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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