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[lawng-wey-stid, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈweɪ stɪd, ˈlɒŋ-/
of more than average length between the shoulders and waistline; having a low waistline.
Compare short-waisted.
Origin of long-waisted
1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The long-waisted design B 824 is decidedly original and its dainty frills and ribbons appeal to young girls.

  • His long-waisted, short-skirted coat of dark blue was lined and trimmed with rich goffered silk.

    Oldfield Nancy Huston Banks
  • long-waisted and straitly cut stays were worn, the gown sleeve is short as the coat-sleeve of a Charles II.

  • It is better proportioned as a whole; she is too short-legged, too long-waisted, too narrow-chested.

    The home Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Somehow, it always makes me think of orphans in long-waisted gingham dresses with white china buttons down the back.

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler
  • It is called a macadamized road, and twenty miles of it will make the pelvis of a long-waisted man chafe against his ears.

  • She's a long-waisted, rangy young party, who walks with a Theda Bara slouch and tries to talk out of one side of her mouth.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Then, like some weird jack-in-the-box, there popped out from the mound a straight, long-waisted body in black waving its arms.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • The words of the long-waisted driver, however, were not pleasant to hear.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • The short woman must select only those gowns that have long lines, long-waisted effects.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson

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