waistline

[ weyst-lahyn ]
/ ˈweɪstˌlaɪn /

noun

the circumference of the body at the waist: exercises to reduce the waistline.
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.
an imaginary line encircling the waist.

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Origin of waistline

First recorded in 1895–1900; waist + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for waistline

waistline
/ (ˈweɪstˌlaɪn) /

noun

a line or indentation around the body at the narrowest part of the waist
the intersection of the bodice and the skirt of a dress, etc, or the level of thisa low waistline
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