Origin of waist
Examples from the Web for waist
She is wearing a crop top, and Andrew has his arm wrapped around her waist.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was paralyzed from the waist down, a World War II veteran and had six weeks to live.
A naked dancer held a towel around his waist as he slicks back his hair in the ladies toilets.Inside London's Underground Burlesque and Fetish Scene|Liza Foreman|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She says her posts have changed from flirty Maxim-style bikini shots to controlled images from the waist up.Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me?|Aurora Snow|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Advocates assert that these garments will help you lose fat and inches from your waist.
The figure was clearly alien, though startlingly humanoid—at least from the waist up, which was all that showed in the screen.A Matter of Magnitude|Al Sevcik
Sam uttered an uncontrollable howl and sprang upon Penrod, catching him round the waist.Penrod and Sam|Booth Tarkington
Her skirt was without a braid and frayed, and two buttons were gone from the front of her waist.Selina|George Madden Martin
The figure is broken at the waist, and the upper part is thrown back on the ground.What We Saw in Egypt|Anonymous
And Tom caught his brother by the waist and whirled him around.The Rover Boys Down East|Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for waist
Word Origin for waist
Word Origin and History for waist
"middle part of the body," also "part of a garment fitted for the waist," late 14c., probably from Old English *wæst "growth," hence, "where the body grows," from Proto-Germanic *wahs-tu- (cf. Old English wæstm, Old Norse vaxtr, Swedish växt, Old High German wahst "growth, increase," Gothic wahstus "stature," Old English weaxan "to grow" see wax (v.)), from PIE *wegs-, extended form of root *aug- "to increase" (see augment). Meaning "portion of a garment that covers the waist" (but, due to fashion styles, often is above or below it) is from 1640s.