muffin top

or muf·fin-top

  1. a crisp, flat muffin that resembles the top portion of a typical muffin.
  2. Informal. a roll of excess fat that hangs out over a person's waist when wearing a garment with a tight waistband.

Origin of muffin top

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for muffin top

muffin top

  1. informal a roll of flesh spilling over the top of a tight skirt or trousers, esp when the midriff is exposed

Word Origin for muffin top

C21: from the similarity of this to a muffin expanding over its case
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