from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short strapless corset with half cups for the breasts and long garters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strapless corset with long garters and half cups for the breasts.
Originally a trademark.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originally a trademark of the Maidenform lingerie company, for a product eponymous of the 1952 film The Merry Widow. (Wiktionary)