muffin top


: the fatty flesh that hangs over tightly worn pants

Examples of muffin top in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The buttery soft jersey comfortably conforms to my body, while the four-way stretch adds support and the high waist sits right at my belly button without digging in or causing muffin top. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 26 Apr. 2024 That gives it both airiness and an extra-big muffin top. Genevieve Ko, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Feb. 2024 The wide waistband helps create a comfortable, contoured fit without the muffin top. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 15 Feb. 2023 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

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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 24 May. 2024.

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