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waisted

[wey-stid] /ˈweɪ stɪd/
adjective
1.
having a waist of a specified kind (usually used in combination):
long-waisted; high-waisted.
2.
(of an object, a container, etc.) shaped like a waist; having concave sides:
a waisted vase.
Origin of waisted
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; waist + -ed3
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  • He is waisted with water-bottles and mess-tins from which peep forth bottles of wine and beer.

  • “Only waisted,” laughingly said Jack, and then apologized for getting off such an atrocious pun.

  • Buttar waisted as if it had been dirt, coles flung away, candles burnt at both ends, tea and meat the same.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for waisted

waisted

/ˈweɪstɪd/
adjective
1.
  1. having a waist or waistlike part: a waisted air-gun pellet
  2. (in combination): high-waisted
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Word Origin and History for waisted
adj.

c.1400, "fitted with a (specified type of) waist," from waist.

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