Definition of corselette in English:


(also corselet)

Pronunciation /kɔːs(ə)ˈlɛt//ˈkɔːs(ə)lɛt/


  • A woman's foundation garment combining corset and bra.

    • ‘Mind you, Elaine C Smith wearing a scarlet latex corselet in her role as Miss Adelaide is worthy even of the Turner Prize.’
    • ‘One of most curious abandoned items was a corselette, a woman's foundation garment, not easily removed.’
    • ‘He then removed the corselet she wore underneath, leaving her only in her shift.’
    • ‘Once we reached our teens many girls wore corsets or corselets under their uniforms to keep their figure in trim.’
    • ‘They were also hybridized, with brassière tops being added to corsets to form the corselette, or attached to petticoats, and so forth.’
    corset, corselet, foundation garment, panty girdle
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1920s: from corselet (see corselet).