verb (used with object)
Origin of girth
Examples from the Web for girth
The couch is too deep, and he is growing heavier; he will be Buddha-like in girth at some point soon.
Frida is a colossal woman, in girth and stature, and she becomes the dark star at the center of this disconcerting debut.Caught in Her Mind: Fiona McFarlane’s ‘The Night Guest’|Andrea Walker|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fairly or not, many people see that kind of amplitude of girth as a sign of irresponsibility or lack of discipline or something.
First came Kevin Smith, who was not allowed to board a Southwest Airlines flight because of his girth.Celebrity Rants! Courtney Love, Ashley Judd & More Stars Uncensored|Lizzie Skurnick|April 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mark Spiegler waddles, shifting his girth from one foot to the other, swaying slightly side to side.
It often frightens the colt when he feels the girth binding him, and making the saddle fit tight on his back.
Pillars as wide in girth as giant trees had been snapped off to the base.Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs
The farmer did so, and Harry took care to see that the girth was secure.The Shades of the Wilderness|Joseph A. Altsheler
Then the soldier said, "Come and cut my horse a girth, or I will cut your head off."The Book of Noodles|W. A. Clouston
They limited the man at his meals, but still his girth increased and he swelled prodigiously under his shirt.Love of Life|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for girth
Word Origin for girth
Word Origin and History for girth
c.1300, "belt around a horse's body," from Old Norse gjorð "girdle, belt, hoop," from Proto-Germanic *gertu- (cf Gothic gairda "girdle"), from the same source as gird. Sense of "measurement around an object" first recorded 1640s.