verb (used with object)
Origin of corset
Examples from the Web for corseted
They had measurements of what her waist size was when she was cinched in and corseted.Sally Field on Whether Mary Lincoln Was Bipolar, Oscars & More|Ramin Setoodeh|December 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His mind persisted in picturing the two corseted young men who stepped from the elevator so suddenly.The Fall of a Nation|Thomas Dixon
Also, dandies from the city, corseted and buckramed, who had come to see the humors of Brighton Fair.
In a fever she corseted herself, creamed her face, set a coiffeur to work his will on her hair.The Mountebank|William J. Locke
But to the last, the Germans were all-unconscious of what went on behind their corseted backs.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
British Dictionary definitions for corseted
- 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 corseted
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.