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décolletage

[dey-kol-tahzh, -kol-uh-, dek-uh-luh-; French dey-kawl-tazh] /ˌdeɪ kɒlˈtɑʒ, -kɒl ə-, ˌdɛk ə lə-; French deɪ kɔlˈtaʒ/
noun
1.
the neckline of a dress cut low in the front or back and often across the shoulders.
2.
a décolleté garment or costume.
Also, decolletage.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < French, equivalent to décollet(er) (see décolleté + -age -age
Can be confused
décolletage, décolleté, dishabille.
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décolletage

/ˌdeɪkɒlˈtɑːʒ; French dekɔltaʒ/
noun
1.
a low-cut neckline or a woman's garment with a low neck
Word Origin
C19: from French; see décolleté
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Word Origin and History for decolletage
n.

1894 (from 1883 as a French word in English), from French décolletage, from décolleté "low-necked" (see decollete).

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