bodice: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bod'is), [key]
- a usually fitted vest or wide, lace-up girdle worn by women over a dress or blouse, esp. a cross-laced, sleeveless outer garment covering the waist and bust, common in peasant dress.
- the part of a woman's dress covering the body between the neck or shoulders and the waist. Cf. waist (def. 4).
- stays or a corset.
- bodice (Thesaurus)