merry widow
noun Usage: often capitalized M&W Etymology: The Merry Widow, operetta (1905) by Franz Lehár Date: 1952 a strapless corset or bustier usually having garters attached

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  • Merry Widow — 1907, from the English title of Franz Lehar s operetta Die Lustige Witwe (1905). The Lusty Widow would have been more etymological (see LUST (Cf. lust) (n.)), but would have given the wrong impression in English. Meaning a type of wide brimmed… …   Etymology dictionary

  • merry widow — n. [also M W ] a woman s undergarment combining a bra, often strapless, a corset ending just below the waist, and garters for stockings * * * …   Universalium

  • merry widow — n. [also M W ] a woman s undergarment combining a bra, often strapless, a corset ending just below the waist, and garters for stockings …   English World dictionary

  • Merry widow — gvatemalinė našliažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Phallichthys amates angl. Merry widow rus. гватемальский фаллихт ryšiai: platesnis terminas – našliažuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • merry widow — /mɛri ˈwɪdoʊ/ (say meree widoh) noun 1. a woman who, after becoming a widow, sets out to enjoy life s pleasures. 2. a short, strapless corset with half cups for the breasts and long suspenders …   Australian English dictionary

  • Merry Widow — noun a strapless corset or bustier …   Wiktionary

  • merry widow — noun A strapless corset with long garters and half cups for the breasts …   Wiktionary

  • merry widow — noun Usage: often capitalized M&W : a strapless corset or bustier usually having garters attached …   Useful english dictionary

  • merry-widow cactus — Reichenbacho ežiažvakis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Echinocereus reichenbachii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinocereus reichenbachii angl. black lace cactus; Classen s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • The Merry Widow — This article is about the Lehár operetta. For other uses, see The Merry Widow (disambiguation). Franz Lehár …   Wikipedia

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