waistline

noun waist·line \ ˈwāst-ˌlīn \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of waistline

1 a : an arbitrary line encircling the narrowest part of the waist
b : the part of a garment that covers the waistline or may be above or below it as fashion dictates
2 : body circumference at the waist

Examples of waistline in a Sentence

  1. The diet claims it will reduce your waistline in just four weeks.

  2. The dress has a small waistline and a full skirt.

Recent Examples of waistline from the Web

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First Known Use of waistline

1857

waistline Synonyms

Synonyms
middle, midsection, waist, midriff
Related Words
trunk; abdomen, belly, gut, stomach

WAISTLINE Defined for English Language Learners

waistline

noun

Definition of waistline for English Language Learners

  • : the distance around the narrowest part of your waist

  • : the part of a piece of clothing that covers your waist


Medical Dictionary

waistline

noun waist·line \ ˈwāst-ˌlīn \

medical Definition of waistline

: body circumference at the waist


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