[ kawr-si-teer ]
/ ˌkɔr sɪˈtɪər /


a person who specializes in making, fitting, or selling corsets, brassieres, or other foundation garments.

Origin of corsetiere

1840–50; < French corsetière, feminine of corsetier; see corset, -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for corsetiere

  • Her corsetiere could not provide her with a figure to match the face.

    To Tell You the Truth|Leonard Merrick
  • The other was my personal discomfort in becoming accustomed to the strait-jacket furnished by the corsetiere to whom Abby sent me.

    It Pays to Smile|Nina Wilcox Putnam

British Dictionary definitions for corsetiere

/ (ˌkɔːsɛtɪˈɛə, kɔːˌsɛt-) /


a woman who makes and fits corsets
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012