Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A low neckline on a woman's garment, especially a dress.
  • noun A dress with a low neckline in front.
  • noun The area of a woman's body that is exposed when a garment with a low neckline is worn.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In dressmaking: The state of being cut low in the neck: said of the bodice or waist of a dress.
  • noun The low-cut neck itself of a bodice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Costume) The upper border or part of a low-cut (i.e., décolleté) dress.
  • noun the exposed upper parts of the breasts of a woman wearing a low-cut dress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A low neckline on a woman's dress, especially one that reveals or emphasizes her cleavage.

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

  • noun a low-cut neckline on a woman's dress

Etymologies

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

[French, from décolleté, having a low neckline; see décolleté.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French décolletage.

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  • "As Mrs. Archer remarked, the Roman punch made all the difference; not in itself but by its manifold implications—since it signified either canvas-backs or terrapin, two soups, a hot and a cold sweet, full décolletage with short sleeves, and guests of a proportionate importance."

    - Edith Wharton, 'The Age of Innocence'.

    September 20, 2009

  • This word has always seemed to me to be inexorably linked to embonpoint.

    September 20, 2009