[ weyst-lahyn ]
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  1. the circumference of the body at the waist: exercises to reduce the waistline.

  2. the part of a garment that lies at or near the natural waistline, as the seam where the skirt and bodice of a dress are joined.

  1. an imaginary line encircling the waist.

Origin of waistline

First recorded in 1895–1900; waist + line1

Words Nearby waistline

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British Dictionary definitions for waistline


/ (ˈweɪstˌlaɪn) /

  1. a line or indentation around the body at the narrowest part of the waist

  2. the intersection of the bodice and the skirt of a dress, etc, or the level of this: a low waistline

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