Falsies


Falsies

In fashion, falsies is a term used in English to denote padding for use in a brassiere to create the appearance of larger breasts. The term is also, more rarely, used for pads which create the appearance of larger buttocks. In both cases, there is a note of (more or less) amusement conveyed by the term. In a specifically humorous context, the term refers to moulded plastic replicas of female breasts that may be worn (covered or uncovered) by males for comedic effect. Typically held onto the chest by elastic straps or forming the top part of an apron, they are a perennial favourite amongst university students and at "buck's nights".

An oddity of the language is that the term is never used to refer to plastic surgery enhanced breasts. When the artificial nature of such enhancements is discussed (often with some levity) these are often called fakes or silicone jobs.

Bosom pads

In the Victorian Era, girls were considered grown-up when they were 15 years old. However, many girls had not developed large enough breasts to fit into adult clothes, therefore bosom pads were used.

When small, rounded breasts were in fashion, the problem was reversed. Adult women solved the problem with tight corsets and breast binding.

When used after breast removal surgery, as for cancer, the usual term used is breast prosthesis. Little levity attaches to this use of the term.

False Eyelashes

In recent years, "falsies" has also been used to mean false eyelashes.

ee also

*Brassiere
*Padding
*Cleavage enhancement


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  • falsies — ☆ falsies [fôl′sēz ] pl.n. Informal devices, as pads or breast shaped forms, worn inside a bra to make the breasts look fuller * * * …   Universalium

  • falsies — padded brassiere, 1943, from FALSE (Cf. false) + IE (Cf. ie) …   Etymology dictionary

  • falsies — [n] padded bra props, WonderbraTM; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

  • falsies — ☆ falsies [fôl′sēz ] pl.n. Informal devices, as pads or breast shaped forms, worn inside a bra to make the breasts look fuller …   English World dictionary

  • falsies — n. artificially enlarged breasts (either through surgery or padding). Nice falsies on her, but I d rather have the real thing …   English slang

  • falsies — n. artificial breasts; stuffing for making the breasts appear larger and more shapely. □ I don’t care if she is wearing falsies. She’s got a beautiful smile …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Falsies — pl n 1. padding worn to enlarge the apparent size of the breasts; 2. false eyelashes; 3. false teeth …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • falsies — Australian Slang pl n 1. padding worn to enlarge the apparent size of the breasts; 2. false eyelashes; 3. false teeth …   English dialects glossary

  • falsies — fals|ies [ˈfo:lsiz US ˈfo:l ] n [plural] informal pieces of material inside a ↑bra used to make a woman s breasts look larger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • falsies — fals|ies [ fɔlsiz ] noun plural INFORMAL artificial breasts a. pieces of material that a woman puts inside her BRA to make her breasts look bigger …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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