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décolletage

or de·colle·tage

[ dey-kol-tahzh, -kol-uh-, dek-uh-luh-; French dey-kawl-tazh ]
/ ˌdeɪ kɒlˈtɑʒ, -kɒl ə-, ˌdɛk ə lə-; French deɪ kɔlˈtaʒ /
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noun
the neckline of a dress cut low in the front or back and often across the shoulders.
a décolleté garment or costume.
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Origin of décolletage

1890–95; <French, equivalent to décollet(er) (see décolleté + -age-age

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH décolletage

décolletage , décolleté, dishabille
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British Dictionary definitions for décolletage

décolletage
/ (ˌdeɪkɒlˈtɑːʒ, French dekɔltaʒ) /

noun
a low-cut neckline or a woman's garment with a low neck

Word Origin for décolletage

C19: from French; see décolleté
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