girdle girdle  /ˈɡɜr dəl/


  1. (n) an encircling or ringlike structure
  2. (n) a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  3. (n) a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
  4. (v) cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
  5. (v) put a girdle on or around


  1. Josh Quittner enlists his daughters to judge a girdle-off between two new products that are, essentially, Spanx for men.
  2. Half of all the bras and girdles sold in West Germany are made by Triumph in its 65 domestic plants, and the company satisfies a growing export market from 15 factories abroad.
  3. As some companies start peddling girdle-esque, gut-compressing undershirts, a.


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  1. As January Jones, who plays Draper's wife, Betty, noted, "when you take the girdle off at the end of the day, everything sort of falls."
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Betty Friedan Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "You're basically there in your girdle, walking the stage," Gerhart joked. "The interviews are supposed to be really intense. You sit down in a room with the owner and the general manager and the coach and the position coach and the team...
    on Feb 24, 2010 By: Toby Gerhart Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Paltrow says, "They are awful. It's been five months and I'm still wearing a girdle."
    on Oct 4, 2006 By: Gwyneth Paltrow Source: (blog)

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