1
: having few stories and not usually equipped with elevators
a low-rise apartment/office building
2
: of, relating to, or characterized by low-rise buildings
a low-rise housing development
3
: having a shorter than standard rise (see rise entry 2 sense 7)
low-rise jeans
The finishing touch of her ensemble then came in the form of "old school," low-rise brown suede … pants and coordinating brown leather boots.Claudia Miller
Jeans can also be OK … in some work environments, but not the "Saturday night jeans" that are low-rise and sexy.Paula Rath

Examples of low-rise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The look featured a strapless black leather bra and low-rise skirt in a coordinated shade of black and leather. Julia Teti, WWD, 9 July 2024 On the flip side, Jennifer Lopez paired a structured basket bag that would make Jane Birkin proud with a cropped slogan tee and low-rise, dirty wash jeans. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 5 July 2024 If your top has a sleeve that’s longer and flowy, add a pair of low-rise jeans for a look reminiscent of Girlfriends. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 2 July 2024 Later, Russell escorted me to the horse-cloning facility, a two-room office in a tiny cluster of low-rise buildings a short drive from his ranch. Alexandra Horowitz, The New Yorker, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for low-rise 

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of low-rise was in 1922

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“Low-rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-rise. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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