noun \ˈmi-ˌdrif\

: the area around a person's middle : the front of a person's body between the chest and the waist

Full Definition of MIDRIFF

:  diaphragm 1
:  the mid-region of the human torso
a :  a section of a woman's garment that covers the midriff
b :  a woman's garment that exposes the midriff

Examples of MIDRIFF

  1. She wore a skimpy outfit that showed her bare midriff.
  2. <midriff-baring tops are popular this summer>

Origin of MIDRIFF

Middle English midrif, from Old English midhrif, from midde mid + hrif belly; akin to Old High German href womb, and probably to Latin corpus body
First Known Use: before 12th century

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noun \ˈmid-ˌrif\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MIDRIFF

: the mid-region of the human torso


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