Definition of bustier in English:

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bustier

Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞ostēā/
/ˈbəstēā/

noun

A close-fitting strapless top worn by women.
Example sentences
  • Afterward she slipped on her blue flare pants, which looked like a long skirt and a strapless bustier, royal blue with sequins.
  • Wraparound or flutteringly light dresses, bustiers with tiny shorts.
  • PVC corsets, purple sequined cat suits, strappy boots and bustiers provided razzle dazzle while crotch pouches and stockings added even more raunch.

Origin

1970s: from French, from buste (see bust1).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bus·tier

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