[lawng-wey-stid, long-]


of more than average length between the shoulders and waistline; having a low waistline.

Compare short-waisted.

Origin of long-waisted

First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for long-waisted

Historical Examples of long-waisted

  • The words of the long-waisted driver, however, were not pleasant to hear.


    Leo Tolstoy

  • Their long-waisted coats were cut to an ample width at skirt and sleeves; their waistcoats heavily bound with lace.


    G. J. Whyte-Melville

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


    Nancy Huston Banks

  • 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

  • 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.