Bodice


Bodice
Bodice Bod"ice, n. [This is properly the plural of body, Oe. bodise a pair of bodies, equiv. to a bodice. Cf. {Corset}, and see {Body}.] 1. A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays. [1913 Webster]

2. A close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part of a woman's dress, or a portion of it. [1913 Webster]

Her bodice half way she unlaced. --Prior. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, / (of a dress),