panty·​waist | \ ˈpan-tē-ˌwāst How to pronounce pantywaist (audio) \

Definition of pantywaist

1 : a child's garment consisting of short pants buttoned to a waist
2 : sissy

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pantywaist adjective

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

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First Known Use of pantywaist

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 5 Jun. 2020.

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