Part of speech: noun

The close - fitting waist of a woman's dress.

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Usage examples "bodice":

  1. Then he took off his bodice and skirt, jumped on them savagely and began kicking them round the front garden. - "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle", Hugh Lofting.
  2. Passing slim was the lady, sweet of bodice and slender of girdle. - "French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France", Marie de France.
  3. He advises me also, that I must wear a low- cut bodice and very short sleeves. - "The Measure of a Man", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.