noun: A low neckline on a woman's dress.
ETYMOLOGY:From French décolletage (low-cut), past participle of décolleter (to expose the neck), from de- (away) + collet (collar), diminutive of col (neck).
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Sometimes a word arrives that sets my mind off in all directions. Today was just such a day with the word: decolletage. As you can tell from the above definition it deals with the female breast as exposed by a plunging neckline. My grandma wouldn't approve.
Here are some other possible definitions based on how the word looks.
decolletage - an art form that includes gluing various pieces of cloth to a dress in colorful, geometric patterns making sure to leave no white showing.
decolletage - to undo what one has learned at an institution of higher learning while studying haute couture.
decolletage - a viscous, usually amber colored liquid glue contained in a clear plastic bottle with a breast shaped application tip.
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