Definition of Foundation garment
1. Noun. A woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body.
Specialized synonyms: Corset, Girdle, Stays, Roll-on
Generic synonyms: Undergarment, Unmentionable
Lexicographical Neighbors of Foundation Garment
Literary usage of Foundation garment
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Study of Occupations in the Cloak, Suit, and Skirt Industry of Greater New by William Thomas Bawden (1914)
"At the beginning of the season the first thing that is done is to settle upon a standard or foundation garment (also called body garment) for each of the ..."
2. Hearings, Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Interstate and by United States Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (1906)
"... back of this legislation, looking at it from a man's viewpoint, might lead to the destruction of the foundation garment, cosmetic, and wig businesses? ..."