from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a distance between shoulders and waist that is shorter than average.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a short waist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a short waist or body: applied to persons, and also to dresses, coats, or other garments covering the body.
- Pertaining to garments of this character: as, short-waisted fashion or style.
- Short-tempered; touchy; crusty.
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It won't work for men with shorter torsos: "It will only emphasize how short-waisted they are," she says.
Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal 4 Indeed, many women struggle with belts, finding them less than flattering no matter what figure they have—short, short-waisted, round, or wide-hipped.
- She is busty and short-waisted with small legs; sort of like a turnip turned on its tip.
However, in my experience, some women who are up to five foot six might need to shop in petites for pants if they are long-waisted or for tops if they are short-waisted.
This black and white dress cut her length in half, making her suddenly appear short-waisted.
Tall, angular and awkward, he had on a short-waisted, thin swallow-tail coat, a short vest of the same material, thin pantaloons, scarcely coming to his ankles, a straw hat and a pair of brogans with woolen socks.
I'm only about an inch too short-waisted for "regular" bodice lengths, and the short-waisted proportioned dress is about 2 or even 3 inches shorter.
I always think I'm short enough for the short-waisted and I'm always wrong.
But how thin her buttocks are, in very truth what a huge nose she has, she's short-waisted, too, and her feet are out of proportion!
They were stooping, blear-eyed, dull old men, slip-shod and shabby, in long-skirted short-waisted coats and meagre trousers, and yet with a ghost of gentility hovering in their company.
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