from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a distance between shoulders and waist that is longer than average.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a long waist; long from the armpits to the bottom of the waist; -- said of persons.
  • adj. Long from the part about the neck or shoulder, or from the armpits, to the bottom of the weist, or to the skirt; -- said of garments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a long waist, as a person or a ship. See waist.
  • Long from the armpits to the waist or narrowest part, as a dress or coat.


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