bustier

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French bustier, from buste + -ier.

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bustier (plural bustiers)

  1. A tight-fitting women's top, often strapless, with covers the bust and sometimes extends over the belly, worn either as an undergarment or as outerwear.
    • 2009 February 18, Cathy Horyn, “In the Moment, or Not”, in New York Times[1]:
      The clothes were equally frothy: teacup silk skirts, a bubbly wool coat in Bazooka pink, satin bustiers with huge fan pleats across the front, metallic peplum jackets and flamboyantly patterned tights.
    • 2010, Jane Porter, The Sheikh's Wife (ISBN 1426886438):
      Next came the narrow silk straps of her bustier. She pushed the satin fabric down, toward her waist, exposing her breasts.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See busty.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: bŭsʹtē-ər, IPA(key): /ˈbʌsti.ə(ɹ)/

Adjective[edit]

bustier

  1. comparative form of busty: more busty

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

buste +‎ -ier

Noun[edit]

bustier m (plural bustiers)

  1. bustier (clothing)

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