panty·​waist ˈpan-tē-ˌwāst How to pronounce pantywaist (audio)
: a child's garment consisting of short pants buttoned to a waist
: sissy
pantywaist adjective

Examples of pantywaist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This will not be a league for pantywaists or sissies. Jason Gay, WSJ, 6 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pantywaist was in 1910

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“Pantywaist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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