the clothes on a woman that hides the things most men long to see
As Jack Sparrow said,"Unless you have a rudder and a lot of sails hidden in that bodice...unlikely..."
by knowsitallthetime May 8, 2016
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1 - An old article of feminine clothing worn especially during the 16th to the 18th century. It covers the body from the neck (though not always including it) to the waist. Not to confuse with a corset.

2 - Modernly, it refers to the upper part of a dress (and, occasionally, other clothing items) to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves.

Drink a shot everytime Micarah Tewers mentions it in a video.
"It was a beautiful sun dress, although the bodice didn't complement enough her delicate figure".

"If you're like me then the first time you analyze this bodice you'll have to blink a few times because all you see is the meme of that woman with the confusing symbols".
by lucif3rr December 1, 2020
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An historical romance where the heroine has lots of non-consensual sex, which becomes consensual. The book needs to have a gaudy cover with a woman with an extraordinarily long neck, heaving bosoms, and flowing hair, and a brooding man.
She read a couple bodice rippers every week.
by Amaranth March 29, 2004
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A book labeled "Historical Romance" that is really just written porn for middle-aged women.
Trevor: Hey Jeff's mom, what's that you're reading?
Jeff's mom: Oh it's called "A Knight for Alice." It's a lovely romance set in 1500's England. Very sweet and adventerous.
Jeff: Mom give it up. Everyone knows that's just a bodice-ripper.
by BambiBigalow April 4, 2011
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A "romantic" but risque novel aimed at a female audience; refers to the buxom women who decorate the covers, along with the dark, handsome, and wealthy male
I went to the bookstore in the airport, but all they had were bodice rippers
by Cornholio September 25, 2003
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