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noun [countable] waist pronunciation in American English /weɪst/
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pluralwaists
  1. 1
    the middle part of the human body that is usually narrower than the parts above and below
    Jim put his arm around Carmen’s waist.
    Marie wore a wide black leather belt round her waist.
    from the waist down/up: The accident left Margaret paralyzed from the waist down.
    1. a.
      the part of a piece of clothing that covers the middle part of your body
      a pair of trousers with an elasticated waist
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