Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hourglass figure”

hourglass figure

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
If a woman has an hourglass figure, she has a very small waist.Beauty and attractiveness
(Definition of hourglass figure from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hourglass figure?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “hourglass figure”

Word of the Day


like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More