- Sometimes corsets. a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, especially by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
- to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
- to regulate strictly; constrict.
Origin of corset
Examples from the Web for corseted
They had measurements of what her waist size was when she was cinched in and corseted.Sally Field on Whether Mary Lincoln Was Bipolar, Oscars & More
December 10, 2012
But to the last, the Germans were all-unconscious of what went on behind their corseted backs.Caught by the Turks
Also, dandies from the city, corseted and buckramed, who had come to see the humors of Brighton Fair.
His mind persisted in picturing the two corseted young men who stepped from the elevator so suddenly.The Fall of a Nation
In a fever she corseted herself, creamed her face, set a coiffeur to work his will on her hair.The Mountebank
William J. Locke
- a stiffened, elasticated, or laced foundation garment, worn esp by women, that usually extends from below the chest to the hips, providing support for the spine and stomach and shaping the figure
- a similar garment worn because of injury, weakness, etc, by either sex
- informal a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
- a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
- (tr) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
Word Origin and History for corseted
c.1300, "kind of laced bodice," from Old French corset (13c.) "bodice, tunic," diminutive of cors "body" (see corps). Meaning "stiff supporting and constricting undergarment" is from 1795.