Share this entry

foundation garment Line breaks: foun|da¦tion gar|ment

Definition of foundation garment in English:

noun

A woman’s supportive undergarment, such as a corset.
Example sentences
  • You can slim those hips by slipping into a ‘foundation garment’ along with some silky underwear.
  • One of most curious abandoned items was a corselette, a woman's foundation garment, not easily removed.
  • After measuring the hips, waists, and chests of our mostly elderly customers, I would go into the stock room to find the proper ‘foundation garment.’

Definition of foundation garment in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
noun
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...