stomacher

[ stuhm-uh-ker ]
/ ˈstʌm ə kər /

noun

a richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later worn under a bodice by women.

Origin of stomacher

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at stomach, -er1
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stomacher

/ (ˈstʌməkə) /

noun

a decorative V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach by men and women in the 16th century, later only by women
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