love handles

plural noun

Definition of love handles

: fatty bulges along the sides of the body at the waist

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During the procedure, the device is strapped onto trouble areas, most often the stomach, love handles, and thighs, and alternates between intense heat, which is absorbed by the body's fatty tissue, and brief cooldowns. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, "5 New Body-Contouring Procedures Plastic Surgeons Can't Stop Talking About," 9 July 2019 Double that time for love handles, which require a treatment on each side. Gina Way, Marie Claire, "Lunchtime Tune-ups," 20 Apr. 2012 Think of it as especially effective for areas that are tricky to diet and exercise away, i.e. love handles, arm fat, and double chins. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About CoolSculpting (and Were Too Afraid to Ask)," 11 Jan. 2019 So all night, all night my left love handle kept popping. Luke Darby, GQ, "Guillermo del Toro Had a Great Night at the Oscars Despite Problems with His Pants," 6 Mar. 2018 Your love handles lie on top of the obliques, which are a very specific group of abdominal muscles. Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How to get a handle on those love handles, muffin top," 14 Feb. 2018 Even the name’s a spoof, trading on the Spanish slang for love handles. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Carnitas Lonja puts pork on a pedestal," 25 Jan. 2018 Her positive attitude is on full display—along with her stretch marks and love handles—in her new #ImNoAngel ad for Lane Bryant. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Talking to Danielle Brooks Made Me Want to Run Around the Office in My Underwear," 19 Sep. 2017 Her positive attitude is on full display—along with her stretch marks and love handles—in her new Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Talking to Danielle Brooks Made Me Want to Run Around the Office in My Underwear," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of love handles

1970, in the meaning defined above

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love handles

noun

English Language Learners Definition of love handles

informal : areas of fat along the sides of a person's waist

love handles

noun plural
love han·​dles | \ ˈləv-ˌhan-dᵊlz How to pronounce love handles (audio) \

Medical Definition of love handles

: fatty bulges along the sides at the waist

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