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wasp waist

  1. a woman's slender waistline, especially when the result of tight corseting.
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Origin of wasp waist

First recorded in 1865–70
Related formswasp-waist·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for wasp waist

Historical Examples

  • He calls Stacey wasp-waist, but it only calls attention to his own big stomach.

    Witch Winnie's Mystery, or The Old Oak Cabinet

    Elizabeth W. Champney

British Dictionary definitions for wasp waist

wasp waist

  1. a very slender waist, esp one that is tightly corseted
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Derived Formswasp-waisted, adjective
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