verb (used with object)
Origin of corset
Examples from the Web for corset
Stephanie Jones of Texas says she has lost 24 pounds since she started wearing a corset regularly last August.
Also, the medical support for the efficacy of the corset diet, let alone its safety, is questionable.
Wearing a corset can restrict oxygenation, which is needed to help your body function, including your metabolism.
Even worse, wearing a corset could actually end up hindering weight loss goals.
According to TheCorsetDiet.com, you can shed up to six pounds a week from wearing a corset.
The corset had evidently been ripped open and torn from her body during a struggle which took place near where it was found.
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
Anielka, after concealing the coin in her corset, ran quickly back to the palace.
I perceived the resistance of the corset and then something else, and then the sinking of the knife into a soft substance.The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories|Leo Tolstoi
Should the apron and cap not be needed for the cooking class, an undergarment (corset cover) may well be substituted.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools|Ministry of Education Ontario
British Dictionary definitions for corset
- 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
Word Origin for corset
Word Origin and History for corset
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.