wasp waist



a woman's slender waistline, especially when the result of tight corseting.

Origin of wasp waist

First recorded in 1865–70

Related forms

wasp-waist·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wasp waist

wasp waist


a very slender waist, esp one that is tightly corseted

Derived Forms

wasp-waisted, adjective
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