Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A formfitting sleeveless and usually strapless woman's top, worn as lingerie and often as evening attire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of busty: more busty
  • n. A tight-fitting women's top, frequently strapless, worn either as an undergarment or as outerwear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a close-fitting and strapless top without sleeves that is worn by women either as lingerie or for evening dress

Etymologies

French, from buste, bust; see bust1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See busty. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The new costume -- dark, skin-tight pants that Apolo Ono would envy, navy biker jacket and red top that no longer screams "bustier" -- represents an entirely fresh way to render Diana Prince.

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  • I would be a liar if I said that these were not complex visions (!) which may, or may not, have involved a beautiful blonde haired Damsel posing on a green field or ski piste, framed by mountains and happily holding aloft jugs of amber beer, with blocks of cheese and chocolate emanating from her tight fitting 'bustier' - enough for everyone!

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  • The bustier is a new addition to my closet and goes so well with the mini jacket.

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  • “ All you guys who are saying that Bob should have said "bustier" instead of "bra": You'll all gay, right?”

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  • All you guys who are saying that Bob should have said "bustier" instead of "bra": You'll all gay, right?

    Here's the part where we talk about Madonna.

  • Buy yourself the swankiest, most outrageous, most indulgent party outfit you can lay your hands on—such as Dolce & Gabbana lace bustier gown £2,690, Net-a-Porter —and go to the party safe in the knowledge that you will be wearing the most amazing outfit there.

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  • Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal A cinnamon foil cable sweater with a jacquard bustier dress

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  • She danced from table to table, but all her hip shaking and bustier shimmies were for naught.

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  • I took off the bustier and got dressed, grabbing all the clothes I tried on and was going to buy.

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  • I tried to imagine the bustier with a pair of leggings or skinny jeans.

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