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middle-age spread

[ mid-l-eyj ]
/ ˈmɪd lˌeɪdʒ /
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noun
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.
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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
the fat that appears round many people's waist during middle age
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