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bustier

[boos-tyey] /busˈtyeɪ/
noun
1.
a woman's close-fitting, sleeveless, strapless top, often elasticized, usually having boning or facing to give it shape, and worn as a blouse.
Origin
< French, originally an undergarment so tailored; see bust1, -ier2

busty

[buhs-tee] /ˈbʌs ti/
adjective, bustier, bustiest. Informal. (of a woman)
1.
having a large bust; bosomy.
Origin
1940-45; bust1 + -y1
Related forms
bustiness, noun
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Examples for bustier
  • Snuck into restaurant dressed as fellow-diner but press tags slipped out of bustier.
British Dictionary definitions for bustier

bustier

/ˈbuːstɪeɪ/
noun
1.
a type of close-fitting usually strapless top worn by women

busty

/ˈbʌstɪ/
adjective bustier, bustiest
1.
(of a woman) having a prominent bust
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Word Origin and History for bustier
n.

1979, from French bustier, from buste "bust" (see bust (n.1)).

busty

adj.

"having large breasts," 1944, from bust (n.1) in the "bosom" sense + -y (2). Related: Bustiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bustier

bustier

noun

A brassiere that enhances the size of the breasts: a sex-bomb blonde in a push-up bustier/ So it's jarring when she hands you a short rubber skirt and bustier

[1990s+; fr French, ''strapless brassiere'']


busty

adjective

Having large breasts; bosomy; chesty: But she looked like the others, busty, too slender, bony hips (1940s+)


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