Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Very slender-waisted; laced tightly.

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

  • adjective having a small waist

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nicole Landaw's pearl spider pin is a witty addition to the shoulder of a wasp-waisted sun dress in a hot blue or orange hue, while Lito Karakostanoglou's glowing green earrings, made from real preserved scarabs from Thailand, make for excellent cocktail party chatter.

    Buzz-Worthy Jewels

  • The wasp-waisted short jacket with its plunging neckline is a nod to both the seemly jackets in Christian Dior's 1947 New Look collection and the prominent décolletage in her former boss Vivienne Westwood's 1995 "Vive la Cocotte" show.

    Americana in Berlin, With Thanks to Elvis

  • His sense of cut, color and detail makes the wasp-waisted garb of the men and the flounce-skirt and fringe-shawl dress of the women contemporary and chic without betraying its clear traditions.

    A Broad View of Flamenco

  • As Vogue Italia writes, Ethel's waist was due to her husband, William Granger, who was obsessed with the idea of a wasp-waisted woman.

    Ethel Granger, Owner Of Smallest Waist Ever, Inspires Vogue Italia Cover (PHOTOS)

  • For spring, the new look went decidedly New Look—as in the wasp-waisted dresses that Christian Dior introduced as the world recovered from World War II.

    Fashion's Real Housewives

  • Nicole Landaw's pearl spider pin is a witty addition to the shoulder of a wasp-waisted sun dress in a hot blue or orange hue, while Lito Karakostanoglou's glowing green earrings, made from real preserved scarabs from Thailand, make for excellent cocktail party chatter.

    Buzz-Worthy Jewels

  • I visited the wasp-waisted, scenic little port of Balaclava.

    Eric Margolis: GHOSTS OF SEVASTOPOL

  • For Anglomania, Ms. Westwood delivered swingy dresses with wasp-waisted, bustier-belt hybrids and skintight jeans and sleeveless vests in metallic denim.

    Paris Haute Couture

  • Southern Afghanistan has long been Pakistan's sphere of influence and was seen as giving wasp-waisted Pakistan strategic depth in a major war with India.

    Eric Margolis: Wikigate - The Truth Will Out

  • Southern Afghanistan has long been Pakistan's sphere of influence and was seen as giving wasp-waisted Pakistan strategic depth in a major war with India.

    Eric Margolis: Wikigate -- the Truth Will Out

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