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Meaning of "Liberty bodice" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIBERTY BODICE

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WHAT DOES LIBERTY BODICE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Liberty bodice

Liberty bodice

The liberty bodice, like the emancipation bodice or North American emancipation waist, was an undergarment for women and girls invented towards the end of the 19th century, as an innovative alternative to a corset. In the United Kingdom they were well known for decades, with some older women still using them in the 1970s. A liberty bodice was a simply-shaped sleeveless bodice, often made of warm, fleecy fabric, usually with suspenders attached. It might be straight or slightly curvy, and sometimes had buttons to fasten on other underwear: drawers or petticoat/slip. A vest might be worn underneath. The bodices had no boning, unlike corsets, although some had firm cloth strapping which might encourage good posture. While some writers discuss liberty bodices as a restrictive garment imposed on children, these bodices were originally intended to "liberate" women from the virtually universally-worn, heavily-boned and firmly-laced corsets that were the norm of contemporary fashion.

Definition of Liberty bodice in the English dictionary

The definition of Liberty bodice in the dictionary is ® a sleeveless vest-like undergarment made from thick cotton and covering the upper part of the body, formerly worn esp by young children.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBERTY BODICE

Liberec
Liberia
Liberian
libero
libertarian
libertarianism
liberticide
liberties
libertinage
libertine
libertinism
liberty
liberty cap
Liberty Enlightening the World
liberty hall
liberty horse
Liberty Island
liberty ship
Libeskind
Libia

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBERTY BODICE

bodice
caddice
Chalcidice
cowardice
crossover bodice
dice
Eurydice
furry dice
fuzzy dice
jaundice
Lidice
load the dice
no dice
poker dice
prejudice
sub judice
warrandice
without prejudice

Synonyms and antonyms of Liberty bodice in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Liberty bodice» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIBERTY BODICE

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Translator English - Chinese

自由胸衣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Liberty corpiño
570 millions of speakers

English

Liberty bodice
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिबर्टी चोली
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الحرية صد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Liberty Лиф
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

liberdade corpete
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লিবার্টি বডিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

liberté corsage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kasta Liberty
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leibchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

リバティの胴着
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자유의 날개 몸통
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Liberty bodice
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tự do vạt áo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லிபர்டி போடிஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिबर्टी चोळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Özgürlük koridoru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Liberty corpetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wolność stanik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Liberty Ліф
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Liberty corsaj
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Liberty μπούστο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Liberty lyfie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Liberty livstycket
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Liberty bodice
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERTY BODICE»

The term «Liberty bodice» is barely ever used and occupies the 202.928 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Liberty bodice

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBERTY BODICE»

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Liberty Bodice
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Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2010
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My Best Cellar: An Autobiography Up to the Age of Eleven - ...
Then I was put in my 'Liberty bodice'. This was like a short-sleeved thick vest fastened up to the neck with rubber buttons. The only thing that was liberty about it was it was too short and your willy was at liberty to be viewed by anyone.
Wilf Lunn, 2008
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My Spring: Royal Times and Ordinary Lives
Although schoolgirls had separate entrances to boys, the playgrounds and classes were mixed. A teacher walked around the playground at playtimes. When it was PE time, children got changed in the classroom. I wore a vest, a liberty bodice; ...
Jean A. Stockdale, 2013
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Child of the Thirties
Older girls wore fawn, woollen or lisle, stockings that were also quite thick and secured with suspenders attached to a 'liberty' bodice. The liberty bodice had little to do with liberty but was another layer of clothing to insulate us from the cold .
Sheila Brook, 2011
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Living on Tick.: Tales from a Huddersfield Corner Shop ...
It was such anovelty to be allowed towear a thin party dress inlate December but then my motherruined itall by insisting that I wear a thick, fleecy lined liberty bodice underneath. She said I'd catch pneumonia ifI didn't. I think I'd have preferred ...
Hazel Wheeler, 2013
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Spheres of Liberty: Changing Perceptions of Liberty in ...
18. Liberty, a watercolor rendering by Elizabeth Fairchild (1938) of a ship's figurehead of wood and sheet iron, probably made in Massachusetts during the later 1860s, originally painted light gray. Following the original, Liberty's bodice, belt, ...
Department of History Michael Kammen, Michael G. Kammen, 2012
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Titanic Style: Dress and Fashion on the Voyage
33 An original Liberty Bodice from 1908. It is made from unbleached knitted cotton, with strapping at the back and sides, and fastenedwith bone buttons. Thereare more buttons aroundthe waistto attach buttonhole drawers. Suspenderscould ...
Grace Evans, 2013
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Tell It As It Was
First came the long vest with short sleeves, then a liberty bodice with buttons down the front. (Why it was called a liberty bodice I will never know, for it didn't allow much liberty of movement.) Next came the most tortuous garments of all— the ...
Kathleen Hann, 2002
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The War Comes to Witham Street
I was wearing my new fleecy-lined liberty bodice, thick lisle stockings and a chunky tweed coat that Mum had made from a pre-war one of her own. Suspenders, attached to the bottom edge of my liberty bodice, dragged my stockings so badly ...
Jean Grundy Fanelli, 2003
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Head's Tales
I was astonished that I was expected to undo and remove my liberty bodice without any help. If you have ever worn such a ridiculous thing as a liberty bodice with hundreds of little buttons down the front, you will know exactly what I mean.
Sandra Gordon, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBERTY BODICE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Liberty bodice is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stitches in time: The shop that's hardly changed in 114 years
“But the liberty bodice has bitten the dust. There's no-one supplying them, although there's a demand; there's nothing more comforting for an ... «Yorkshire Post, Apr 15»
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Doris Lessing: another world of words
... with unplastered walls, furniture fashioned out of paraffin boxes, Doris forced to wear her hated Liberty bodice by day whilst at night she slept ... «OUPblog, Nov 14»
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Bodices, boning and embonpoint! Welcome to Britain's only …
The firm is also famous for inventing the less constricting Liberty bodice, an item of clothing closer to a vest than a fully-laced corset. Julia said: ... «Express.co.uk, Aug 14»
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Tulisa has shown us the true price of fame
A few spoonfuls will stave off symptoms. I drew the line at: “At my first cough my mum rubbed a raw onion on the skin under my liberty bodice.”. «Express.co.uk, Jul 14»
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Eurovision 2014: Can Leicester's Molly Smitten-Downes win it for …
By the way we also have a miniature statue of Liberty, rescued from the old Liberty Bodice works, one of the many manufacturers where the city ... «The Independent, May 14»
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History feature: The Symington Building
It continued to expand through the 20th century, achieving world-wide recognition for its Liberty Bodice introduced in 1908 and made in ... «Harborough Mail, Apr 14»
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Artwork proposals for district council HQ
It continues at the top of the stairs, leading to the museum with a group of mosaic buttons completing a vinyl outline of a Liberty bodice. «Harborough Mail, Apr 14»
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Scrapyard and Unhinged Double Bill, manipulate Festival 2014 …
... their feathered cap, wounded bird –like headgear and white costumes like sections of old Liberty bodice. To anticipating ticks and heartbeats, ... «EdinburghGuide.com, Feb 14»
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Comedy show The Knicker Lady comes to Burnham-On-Sea tonight
"The Knicker Lady scrutinises, like never before, the liberty bodice, school knickers, the mighty Y-front and much much more... there isn't a brief ... «Burnham-On-Sea, Oct 13»
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Museums opening doors to welcome older generation
Ruth Burwood, an adult learning officer with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, said a liberty bodice dating back to the 1960s would ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Oct 13»

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