love handles

plural noun

Definition of love handles

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

Examples of love handles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a new video on the Athlean-X channel, Jeff Cavaliere C.S.C.S. shares his advice on how to tackle love handles. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 20 June 2022 Among men, the waist—or love handles—are a persistent issue, as this tends to be one of the last and hardest places to shift fat during weight loss. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 20 June 2022 There was no winter lethargy, no gaining weight between skin and muscle to insulate from the cold, no comforting post-holiday belly rolls and love handles. Chiara Barzini, Vogue, 25 Feb. 2022 And so, bulge by bulge, lump by lump, my body grew all the infamous mounds and blobs our culture likes to invent insulting nicknames for: a muffin top, moobs and — most especially — love handles. New York Times, 11 May 2022 Those extra strips of fabric would help make room for a bigger life, with or without the love handles. Chiara Barzini, Vogue, 25 Feb. 2022 She’s Sarah minus the love handles and hate-the-world attitude. Peter Debruge, Variety, 22 Jan. 2022 Most assume shapewear is just for women, but the men’s version—vests, T-shirts and briefs in stretchy synthetic blends that promise to flatten love handles and firm glutes—is becoming more common. Jamie Waters, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2021 The second goal was getting rid of stubborn fat from my waistline and hip area (love handles). Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of love handles

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Love handles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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