waistline

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Etymology[edit]

From waist +‎ line.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

waistline (plural waistlines)

  1. a line around the body at the waist; its measurement
  2. 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
  3. (slang) person having a large waistline
  4. The horizontal line just below the windows of a car or other vehicle.
    • 1979 August, Graham Burtenshaw and Michael S. Welch, “O.V.S. Bulleid's SR loco-hauled coaches - 1”, in Railway World, page 396:
      [...] with the adoption of a curved bodyside profile Bulleid considerably raised the height of the waistline and at the shoulder height of seated passengers, just where the extra space was most needed.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (a line around the body at the waist): (informal) girth

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