waist·​band | \ ˈwās(t)-ˌband How to pronounce waistband (audio) \

Definition of waistband

: a band (as of trousers or a skirt) fitting around the waist

Examples of waistband in a Sentence

shorts with an elastic waistband
Recent Examples on the Web Grylls then turns away from the actress and begins to cut the waistband of his Calvin Kleins, expertly removing what remains of his underwear without taking off his pants. Anna Lazarus Caplan, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 The homeowner was present when the three men entered the house and pulled out a handgun from his waistband, but dropped the firearm. Fox News, 13 July 2022 In the aughts, the matching velour pants-and-zipper-hoodie sets were traditionally worn together, with an ultra-low-rise waist that revealed a sliver of abdomen between the waistband and the top. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 30 June 2022 Details like the wide waistband and chafe-free seam placement made the Entourage so comfortable that testers wore them to sleep, as well as for hours after their toughest workouts. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 5 June 2022 Lululemon's breathable underwear have a no-slip yet seamless waistband and quick-drying fabric. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 May 2022 The waistband and signature Thomas Mason cotton lining are attached by hand and buttonholes are handmade. Alexander Freeling, Robb Report, 22 July 2021 Saavedra-Soto told the homicide investigator that, in the tussle, Rea turned, reaching for his waistband. The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 The external pump can easily be clipped onto your waistband and features a programmable sleep timer for automatic shutoff. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of waistband

1584, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Waistband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waistband. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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