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waist

noun

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the middle region of the human torso
  • bent at the waist to catch his breath

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The first known use of waist was in the 14th century

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“Waist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/waist. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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