bustier

[ boos-tyey ]
/ busˈtyeɪ /
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noun

a woman's close-fitting, sleeveless, strapless top, often elasticized, usually having boning or facing to give it shape, and worn as a blouse.

Nearby words

  1. bustee,
  2. buster,
  3. buster brown collar,
  4. buster collar,
  5. busticate,
  6. bustle,
  7. bustle pipe,
  8. bustline,
  9. bustling,
  10. busto arsizio

Origin of bustier

< French, originally an undergarment so tailored; see bust1, -ier2

busty

[ buhs-tee ]
/ ˈbʌs ti /

adjective, bust·i·er, bust·i·est. Informal. (of a woman)

having a large bust; bosomy.

Origin of busty

First recorded in 1940–45; bust1 + -y1

Related formsbust·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bustier

bustier

/ (ˈbuːstɪeɪ) /

noun

a type of close-fitting usually strapless top worn by women

busty

/ (ˈbʌstɪ) /

adjective bustier or bustiest

(of a woman) having a prominent bust
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