[kawr-sit] /ˈkɔr sɪt/
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.
(informal) a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
(transitive) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
c.1300, “kind of laced bodice,” from Old French corset (13c.) “bodice, tunic,” diminutive of cors “body” (see corps). Meaning “stiff supporting and constricting undergarment” is from 1795.
A bulletproof vest; flak jacket (1920s+ Police & underworld)
/ˌkɔːsɪˈtɪə/ noun 1. a man who makes and fits corsets
[kawr-si-teer] /ˌkɔr sɪˈtɪər/ noun 1. a person who specializes in making, fitting, or selling corsets, brassieres, or other foundation garments. /ˌkɔːsɛtɪˈɛə; kɔːˌsɛt-/ noun 1. a woman who makes and fits corsets
/ˈkɔːsɪtrɪ/ noun 1. the making of or dealing in corsets 2. corsets considered collectively
/ˈkɔːsɪ/ noun 1. (Northern English, dialect) a pavement or pathway