from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A line thought of as encircling the body at the waist.
  • noun The measurement of this line.
  • noun The point or line at which the skirt and bodice of a dress join.
  • noun The part of a garment that covers the narrowest part of the waist or the part above or below it as the current fashion demands.

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  • noun a line around the body at the waist; its measurement
  • noun the narrowest part of a garment, usually at the waist, but may be above or below depending on the dictates of fashion or the whim of the designer
  • noun slang person having a large waistline

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips


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waist + line



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