- Sometimes corsets. a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, especially by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
- to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
- to regulate strictly; constrict.
Origin of corset
Examples from the Web for uncorseted
Historical Examples of uncorseted
It usually fastens behind, and the uncorseted figure is outlined.Woman as Decoration
Uncorseted woman is unhappy woman, and the girl of whom the versatile journalist writes died long ago.The Spinster Book
You sometimes catch glimpses of busy women, fat and uncorseted.The Personality of American Cities
Like that defunct noodle, her mother, she lived solely for clothes and poetry and the admiration of the uncorseted sex.The Romance of His Life
A subtle charm came from her streaming65 hair and her uncorseted and graceful figure.The Moccasin Ranch
- 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
- informal a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
- a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
- (tr) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
Word Origin 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.