• (RP) IPA: /ˈbɒdɪs/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbɑdɪs/

bodice (plural bodices)

  1. (fashion) A sleeveless shirt for women, sometimes provided with detachable sleeves.
  2. (fashion) Blouse; any shirt for women, particularly the upper part of a two-piece dress or European folk costume.
  3. (fashion) The upper portion of a women's one-piece dress, equivalent to a shirt.
  4. (fashion) Underbodice: an undershirt for women, (archaic) particularly a corset or other undershirt stiffened with whalebone.
  • Italian: corpino
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