- a woman's slender waistline, especially when the result of tight corseting.
Origin of wasp waist
First recorded in 1865–70
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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
- a very slender waist, esp one that is tightly corseted