Bod"ice (?), n. [This is properly the plural of body, Oe. bodise a pair of bodies, equiv. to a bodice. Cf. Corset, and see Body.]
A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays.
A close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part of a woman's dress, or a portion of it.
Her bodice half way she unlaced.
© Webster 1913.