midriff

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From Middle English mydryf, from Old English mid + hrif (stomach)

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midriff (plural midriffs)

  1. The mid section of the human torso, from below the chest to above the waist
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XXI:
      I stuck it out for about an hour and then, apprised by a hollow feeling in the midriff that the dinner hour was approaching, laid a course for home.

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