muffin top


: the fatty flesh that hangs over tightly worn pants

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In place of the standard button fly and belt loops, Columbia used wide, flat elastic that avoids the need for a belt altogether (and eliminates the muffin top that so often results from ill-fitting pants). Amy Jurries, Outside Online, 1 Nov. 2020 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 Was the muffin top of residual baby weight hanging over my c-section scar, and my ballooning, milk-leaking breasts not enough aesthetic trauma to suffer? Chloe Malle, Vogue, 7 May 2021 No word if loaves of marble rye, chocolate babkas, muffin tops, or big salads are on the sales list. Rosy Cordero,, 27 June 2019 The high-rise pull-on design doesn't have any buttons or zippers, which helps eliminate muffin top and looks less bulky than traditional jeans. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 17 June 2019 In some McDonald's test markets, including Baltimore, the fast-food chain is offering products like coffee cake and 160-calorie blueberry muffin tops. Ben Tobin, USA TODAY, 27 June 2018 In the Baltimore area, McDonald's tried offering coffee cake and 160-calorie blueberry muffin tops. Leslie Patton,, 26 June 2018 McDonald's will now begin selling muffin tops, according to Nation's Restaurant News. Connor Whittum, Billboard, 6 July 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

2003, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of muffin top was in 2003

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“Muffin top.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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