foundation garment
an undergarment, as a girdle or corset, worn by women to support or give shape to the contours of the body. Also called foundation.
[1925-30]

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  • foundation garment — noun a woman s undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body • Syn: ↑foundation • Hypernyms: ↑undergarment, ↑unmentionable • Hyponyms: ↑corset, ↑girdle, ↑stays, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • foundation garment — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms foundation garment : singular foundation garment plural foundation garments a piece of underwear that women wore, especially in the past, to give their body more shape or support …   English dictionary

  • Foundation garment — A foundation garment (also known as shapewear or shape wear) is an undergarment designed to change the wearer s shape, producing a more fashionable figure. Specific styles of foundation garments have been essential to some fashion movements, and… …   Wikipedia

  • foundation garment — {n.} A close fitting garment designed for women to wear underneath their clothes to make them look slim; a piece of woman s underwear. * /Jane wears a foundation garment under her evening dress./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foundation garment — {n.} A close fitting garment designed for women to wear underneath their clothes to make them look slim; a piece of woman s underwear. * /Jane wears a foundation garment under her evening dress./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foundation\ garment — noun A close fitting garment designed for women to wear underneath their clothes to make them look slim; a piece of woman s underwear. Jane wears a foundation garment under her evening dress …   Словарь американских идиом

  • foundation garment —    a corset    The imagery comes from building, although the word buttress comes more readily to mind:     ... she may be half perishing in the clutch of her foundation garment . (Jennings, 1965) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • foundation garment — foun dation ,garment noun count a piece of underwear that women wore, especially in the past, to give their body more shape or support …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foundation garment — Synonyms and related words: advocate, alpenstock, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bearer, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, buttress, cane, carrier, cervix, corselet, corset, crook, crutch, fulcrum, girdle, guy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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