waist - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/weɪst/
singularwaist
pluralwaists
  1. the middle part of the human body that is usually narrower than the parts above and below

    Jim put his arm round Carmen’s waist.

    Marie wore a wide black leather belt round her waist.

    from the waist down/up:

    The accident left Margaret paralysed 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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