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Meaning of “waist” in the English Dictionary

"waist" in British English

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waistnoun [C]

uk   us   /weɪst/
B2 the ​part of the ​body above and ​slightlynarrower than the ​hips: a ​small/​narrow/​tiny/​large/​thick waist These ​trousers are a ​bittight around my waist. the ​part of a ​piece of ​clothing that goes around or ​covers the ​area between the ​hips and the ribs: The ​skirt had an ​elasticated waist.

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

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waistnoun [C]

 us   /weɪst/
the ​part of the ​body above and ​slightlynarrower than the ​hips: These ​jeans are too ​tight around my waist.
(Definition of waist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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