verb (used with object), gir·dled, gir·dling.
Origin of girdle
Synonyms for girdle
Examples from the Web for ungirdled
Historical Examples of ungirdled
The burghers who followed the half-clad officials were fully dressed but they, too, were barefoot and ungirdled.Charles the Bold
You of the cassock clan enjoy privileges denied to us, the ungirdled sons of Belial.A Speckled Bird
Augusta J. Evans Wilson
A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air.Ulysses
It has an old, well-established look; a place of relaxation with restraint, not of ungirdled frivolity.The Valley of Vision
Henry Van Dyke
Word Origin for girdle
Old English gyrdel "belt, sash, cord about the waist," common Germanic. (cf. Old Norse gyrðill, Swedish gördel, Old Frisian gerdel, Dutch gordel, Old High German gurtil, German Gürtel "belt"), related to Old English gyrdan "to gird" (see gird). Modern euphemistic sense of "elastic corset" first recorded 1925. The verb meaning "encircle with a girdle" is attested from 1580s. Meaning "to cut off a belt of bark around a trunk to kill a tree" is from 1660s. Related: Girdled; girdling.