waistband

[weyst-band, -buh nd]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. waist,
  2. waist of heart,
  3. waist pack,
  4. waist-deep,
  5. waist-high,
  6. waistcloth,
  7. waistcoat,
  8. waistcoating,
  9. waisted,
  10. waistline

Origin of waistband

First recorded in 1575–85; waist + band2

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British Dictionary definitions for waistband

waistband

noun

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