bustier

[ boos-tyey ]
/ busˈtyeɪ /

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.

Origin of bustier

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

Definition for bustier (2 of 2)

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 forms

bust·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bustier (1 of 2)

bustier

/ (ˈbuːstɪeɪ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for bustier (2 of 2)

busty

/ (ˈbʌstɪ) /

adjective bustier or bustiest

(of a woman) having a prominent bust
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