wasp waist


noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM wasp waist

wasp-waist·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for wasp waist

wasp waist

noun

a very slender waist, esp one that is tightly corseted

Derived forms of wasp waist

wasp-waisted, adjective
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