juste-au-corps love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A close body-coat -with long skirts, worn at the close of the seventeenth century and early in the eighteenth by men of different classes, as by noblemen on journeys or when hunting, and by the coachmen in Paris.
  • n. An outer garment worn by women about 1650, resembling the hungerlin, which it succeeded.

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Examples

  • He wore the same clothes in which he had committed the crime: a close-fitting garment (_juste-au-corps_) of grey cloth, a loose black shirt (_camiciuola_), a goat's hair cloak, a white hat, and a cotton cap.

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

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