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waistband

[ weyst-band, -buhnd ]
/ ˈweɪstˌbænd, -bənd /
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noun

a band encircling the waist, especially as a part of a skirt or pair of trousers.

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Origin of waistband

First recorded in 1575–85; waist + band2

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British Dictionary definitions for waistband

waistband
/ (ˈweɪstˌbænd) /

noun

an encircling band of material to finish and strengthen a skirt or trousers at the waist
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