Definitions of bodice

  1. part of a dress above the waist Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part of a woman's dress, or a portion of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The close-fitting waist or body of a woman's dress; a wide belt or girdle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A woman's stays, formerly called bodies, from fitting close to the body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A woman's stays. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The close - fitting waist of a woman's dress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Stays; a quilted waistcoat worn by females. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. bod'is, n. a woman's outer garment covering the waist and bust: the close-fitting waist or body of a woman's gown. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Close-fitting upper part of woman\'s dress, down to waist; also, inner vest over stays. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. n. Stays; a corset. Cabinet Dictionary
  12. Stays, a waistcoat quilted with whalebone. Complete Dictionary

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