corsage


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cor·sage

 (kôr-säzh′, -säj′)
n.
1. A small bouquet of flowers worn at the shoulder or waist or on the wrist.
2. The bodice or waist of a dress.

[Middle English, torso, from Old French, from cors, body, from Latin corpus; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

corsage

(kɔːˈsɑːʒ)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a flower or small bunch of flowers worn pinned to the lapel, bosom, etc, or sometimes carried by women
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the bodice of a dress
[C15: from Old French, from cors body, from Latin corpus]

cor•sage

(kɔrˈsɑʒ)

n.
a small bouquet worn at the waist, on the shoulder, etc., by a woman.
[1475–85; < Middle French: bodily shape (later: bust, bodice, corsage) =cors body (< Latin corpus) + -age -age]

corsage

A small bouquet of flowers worn by a woman at her wrist, shoulder, or breast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corsage - an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a presentcorsage - an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers
Translations

corsage

[kɔːˈsɑːʒ] N (= flowers) → ramillete m; (= bodice) → cuerpo m

corsage

n
(= bodice)Mieder nt
(= flowers)Ansteckblume f
References in classic literature ?
ventured to take billets from the corsage of Mademoiselle de Hautefort.
I shall never forget that grey dress with ample skirts and long corsage yet with infinite style, the ancient as if ghostly beauty of outlines, the black lace, the silver hair, the harmonious, restrained movements of those white, soft hands like the hands of a queen - or an abbess; and in the general fresh effect of her person the brilliant eyes like two stars with the calm reposeful way they had of moving on and off one, as if nothing in the world had the right to veil itself before their once sovereign beauty.
All around her, all glances were riveted, all mouths open; and, in fact, when she danced thus, to the humming of the Basque tambourine, which her two pure, rounded arms raised above her head, slender, frail and vivacious as a wasp, with her corsage of gold without a fold, her variegated gown puffing out, her bare shoulders, her delicate limbs, which her petticoat revealed at times, her black hair, her eyes of flame, she was a supernatural creature.
Perhaps Penelope, who came down in a wonderful black velveteen gown, with a bunch of scarlet roses in her corsage, was the only one who seemed successfully to ignore the passage of arms which had taken place so short a while ago.
So she divested herself of this pink raiment; in doing which a note fell out from her corsage, which she picked up with a smile, and locked into her dressing-box.
Stamp your personality on the look with individual pieces of costume jewellery or pin a corsage to your jacket.
Feather corsage, pounds 18, charm necklace, pounds 39, woven belt, pounds 49, all Reiss.
At the London Fashion Week it was positively blooming, thanks to the Vauxhall Agila being chosen to model this season's musthave, ultimate car accessory; the first ever "Car-sage" - a flower corsage designed exclusively for the car.
Floral short tea dress, pounds 35@Dorothy Perkins; green corsage, pounds 9@Debenhams; bag, pounds 20@Debenhams; Yellow and grey chiffon dress, pounds 69@Kookai; satin shoes, pounds 40 @Debenhams; necklace, pounds 9@Dorothy Perkins; Yellow floral dress, pounds 149 and cardigan, pounds 69@LK Bennett; shoes, pounds 45@Debenhams; bracelet, pounds 10@Bank; Cerise floral dress, pounds 60 by J.
99, Schuh, 0845 307 2484; Pearce Fionda black corsage dress pounds 120, Debenhams; Scarlett double button bar court pounds 49.
THE corsage is set to make a spectacular comeback following on from the Sex and the City movie.