stomacher
noun Date: 15th century the center front section of a waist or underwaist or a usually heavily embroidered or jeweled separate piece for the center front of a bodice worn by men and women in the 15th and 16th centuries and later by women only

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  • Stomacher — Stom ach*er, n. 1. One who stomachs. [1913 Webster] 2. (? or ?) An ornamental covering for the breast, worn originally both by men and women. Those worn by women were often richly decorated. [1913 Webster] A stately lady in a diamond stomacher.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomacher — [stum′əkər, stum′ikər] n. [ME stomachere: see STOMACH & ER] a richly ornamented, triangular piece of cloth formerly worn, esp. by women, as a covering for the chest and abdomen …   English World dictionary

  • Stomacher — A stomacher is a decorated triangular panel that fills in the front opening of a woman s gown or bodice. The stomacher may be boned, as part of a corset, or may cover the triangular front of a corset. If simply decorative, the stomacher lies over …   Wikipedia

  • stomacher — /stum euh keuhr/, n. a richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later worn under a bodice by women. [1400 50; late ME; see STOMACH, ER1] * * * ▪ garment       ornamental… …   Universalium

  • stomacher — noun a) A cloth garment, usually embellished with embroidery or jewelry, worn over the stomach from the 15th to the 18th centuries particularly by women. Of these older people many wear clothing reminiscent in some detail of homean embroidered… …   Wiktionary

  • Stomacher —    (Isa. 3:24), an article of female attire, probably some sort of girdle around the breast …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • stomacher — stom·ach·er || stÊŒmÉ™kÉ™(r) n. decorative outer garment covering the chest and stomach (fashionable in the 15th and 16th centuries) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stomacher — noun historical a V shaped ornamental panel worn over the chest and stomach by men and women in the 16th century, later only by women. Origin ME: prob. a shortening of OFr. estomachier, from estomac (see stomach) …   English new terms dictionary

  • stomacher — stom·ach·er …   English syllables

  • stomacher — stom•ach•er [[t]ˈstʌm ə kər[/t]] n. clo an ornamented garment or panel covering the stomach or chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

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