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middle-age spread

[mid-l-eyj]
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noun
  1. an increase in bulk, especially in the waist and buttocks, associated with the onset of middle age and the body's decreasing ability to metabolize calories efficiently.

Origin of middle-age spread

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for middle-age spread

middle-age spread

middle-aged spread

noun
  1. the fat that appears round many people's waist during middle age
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