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, "A Rare Tiara Designed for a Romanov Coronation Goes on Display," 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,, "Why Meghan Markle Definitely Won't Be Wearing Kate Middleton's Tiara to Her Wedding," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stomacher

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Stomacher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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