decollete


decollete

adjective

  1. (of a garment) low-necked.
  2. wearing a low-necked garment.

adjective

  1. (of a woman’s garment) low-cut
  2. wearing a low-cut garment

noun

  1. a low-cut neckline
adj.

1831, from French décolleté, past participle of décolleter “to bare the neck and shoulders,” from de- (see de-) + collet “collar of a dress,” diminutive of col (Latin collum) “neck” (see collar (n.)). Not to be confused with decollate, which means “to behead.”

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