1. having a waist of a specified kind (usually used in combination): long-waisted; high-waisted.
  2. (of an object, a container, etc.) shaped like a waist; having concave sides: a waisted vase.

Origin of waisted

First recorded in 1575–85; waist + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for waisted

Historical Examples of waisted

  • He is waisted with water-bottles and mess-tins from which peep forth bottles of wine and beer.

  • “Only waisted,” laughingly said Jack, and then apologized for getting off such an atrocious pun.

  • Buttar waisted as if it had been dirt, coles flung away, candles burnt at both ends, tea and meat the same.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh

    William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for waisted


    1. having a waist or waistlike parta waisted air-gun pellet
    2. (in combination)high-waisted
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Word Origin and History for waisted

c.1400, "fitted with a (specified type of) waist," from waist.

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