- a small bouquet worn at the waist, on the shoulder, on the wrist, etc., by a woman.
- the body or waist of a dress; bodice.
Origin of corsage
Related Words for corsagepot, wreath, garland, vase, nosegay, posy, festoon, spray, boutonniere, buttonhole, corsage, lei, flower, sentiment, bouquet, blossom, verse, motto
Examples from the Web for corsage
Contemporary Examples of corsage
Instead of a corsage, he brought me a plastic duck he'd stolen from a Chi Chi's restaurant.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
August 23, 2014
Historical Examples of corsage
Then from inside her corsage she brought out and held to Sidney a letter.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The corsage was then put on and—wonderful to relate—it fitted her to perfection.The Masked Bridal
Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
And compelled to slip back to the ballroom, she crushed the note into her corsage.The Golden Face
William Le Queux
Hastily she thrust the message in her corsage and quietly left the room.The Slave of Silence
Fred M. White
The gypsy's corsage slipped through his hands like the skin of an eel.Notre-Dame de Paris
- a flower or small bunch of flowers worn pinned to the lapel, bosom, etc, or sometimes carried by women
- the bodice of a dress
Word Origin for corsage
late 15c., "size of the body," from Old French cors "body" (see corpse); the meaning "body of a woman's dress, bodice" is from 1818 in fashion plates translated from French; 1843 in a clearly English context. Sense of "a bouquet worn on the bodice" is 1911, American English, apparently from French bouquet de corsage "bouquet of the bodice."