Origin of corsage
Examples from the Web for 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|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, I much prefer the corsage ornaments you showed me just now, and the pendant.Ticket No. "9672"|Jules Verne
The short skirt is very full, rounded at the corners a la robes, and trimmed to correspond with the corsage.
The question of corsage is an all-important one, as the fit of a garment depends largely on the shape of the corset.Riding for Ladies|W. A. Kerr
British Dictionary definitions for corsage
Word Origin for corsage
Word Origin and History 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."