un corseted

corset

[kawr-sit]
noun
1.
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)
2.
to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
3.
to regulate strictly; constrict.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to cors bodice, body + -et -et

corsetless, adjective
uncorseted, adjective
well-corseted, adjective
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corset (ˈkɔːsɪt)
 
n
1.  a.  a stiffened, elasticated, or laced foundation garment, worn esp by women, that usually extends from below the chest to the hips, providing support for the spine and stomach and shaping the figure
 b.  a similar garment worn because of injury, weakness, etc, by either sex
2.  informal a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
3.  a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
 
vb
4.  (tr) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
 
[C14: from Old French, literally: a little bodice; see corselet]

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corset
c.1300, from O.Fr., dim. of cors "body" (see corps).
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