Sometimes, corsets. a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, especially by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
verb (used with object)
to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
to regulate strictly; constrict.
Origin: 1225–75; Middle English Related forms
< Anglo-French, Old French,
equivalent to cors
bodice, body + -et -et