Meaning of “girth” in the English Dictionary

"girth" in British English

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girthnoun

uk /ɡɜːθ/ us /ɡɝːθ/

girth noun (MEASUREMENT)

[ C or U ] the distance around the outside of a thick or fat object, like a tree or a body:

The oak was two metres in girth.
humorous His ample girth was evidence of his love of good food.

(Definition of “girth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"girth" in American English

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girthnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡɜrθ/

the distance around the outside of a thick or fat object, like a tree or a body:

He was a man of massive girth.

(Definition of “girth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)