Synonyms for girdle

Grammar : Noun
Spell : gur-dl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈgɜr dl

Définition of girdle

Origin :
  • Old English gyrdel "belt, sash, cord about the waist," common Germanic. (cf. Old Norse gyrðill, Swedish gördel, Old Frisian gerdel, Dutch gordel, Old High German gurtil, German Gürtel "belt"), related to Old English gyrdan "to gird" (see gird). Modern euphemistic sense of "elastic corset" first recorded 1925. The verb meaning "encircle with a girdle" is attested from 1580s. Meaning "to cut off a belt of bark around a trunk to kill a tree" is from 1660s. Related: Girdled; girdling.
  • noun corset
Example sentences :
  • That bag at his girdle is full of the teeth that he drew at Winchester fair.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He took it from his girdle warped by the wet and the warmth of his body.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • He loosened his girdle, and struck the tree with it three times.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • When you get there you must loosen your girdle and strike the tree with it three times in succession.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • Then she lifted the cross that hung from her girdle, and held it out to the sister.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • She leaned forward, pointing to the empty sheath at his girdle.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Her camorra, too, was open, and in her girdle there were gems for all to see.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • The villages in which they encamped belonged to Parysatis, as part of her girdle money .
  • Extract from : « Anabasis » by Xenophon
  • Something she had drawn from her girdle shone palely in her hand.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 » by Various
  • She stood beside the horse with one hand resting on her girdle.
  • Extract from : « Whispering Smith » by Frank H. Spearman

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