merry widow

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originally a 1952 trademark of the Warner's lingerie company for a product eponymous of that year film The Merry Widow, itself based on the 1905 homonymous operetta by Franz Lehár.

Noun[edit]

merry widow (plural merry widows)

  1. A strapless corselet with long garters and half cups for the breasts.