wasp waist

  • 1 Wasp waist — refers to a silhouette, given by a style of corset and girdle, that has experienced various periods of popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries.Its primary feature is the abrupt transition from a natural width rib cage to an exceedingly small… …

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  • 2 wasp waist — wasp′ waist n. a slender waistline wasp′ waist ed, adj …

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  • 3 wasp waist — n. a very slender or tightly corseted waist …

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  • 4 wasp-waist|ed — «WOSP WAYS tihd, WSP », adjective. having a very slender waist …

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  • 5 wasp waist — noun a very slender waist • Hypernyms: ↑waist, ↑waistline * * * noun : a very slender waist; specifically : a woman s tightly laced waistline * * * wasp waisted, adj. a woman s slender waistline, esp. when the result of tight cor …

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  • 6 wasp waist — wasp waisted, adj. a woman s slender waistline, esp. when the result of tight corseting. [1865 70] * * * …

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  • 7 wasp waist — noun Date: 1870 a very slender waist • wasp waisted adjective …

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  • 8 wasp waist — noun a woman s very narrow or tightly corseted waist. Derivatives wasp waisted adjective …

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  • 9 wasp waist — /ˈwɒsp weɪst/ (say wosp wayst) noun a slender, or tightly laced, waist. –wasp waisted, adjective …

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  • 10 wasp — O.E. wæps, wæsp, altered (probably by influence of L. vespa) from W.Gmc. *wabis (Cf. O.S. waspa, M.Du. wespe, Du. wesp, O.H.G. wafsa, Ger. Wespe, Dan. hveps), from PIE *wobhes /*wops (Cf. L. vespa, Lith. vapsa, O.C.S. vosa …

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  • 11 Waist cincher — A short corset, 1860, of one part. A waist cincher (sometimes referred to as a Waspie) is a belt worn around the waist to make the wearer s waist physically smaller, or to create the illusion of being smaller. Contents 1 …

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  • 12 Wasp (disambiguation) — A wasp is a type of flying insect. Wasp or WASP may also refer to:Insects*Common wasp or Vespula vulgaris , a wasp found in much of the Northern Hemisphere *German wasp or Vespula germanica , a wasp native to Europe, northern Africa, and… …

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  • 13 wasp-waisted — adjective see wasp waist …

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  • 14 wasp-waisted — See wasp waist. * * * …

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  • 15 wasp — wasplike, adj. /wosp/, n. 1. any of numerous social or solitary hymenopterous insects of the Vespidae, Sphecidae, and allied families, generally having a long, slender body and narrow waist and, in the female, a stinger. 2. a person who is… …

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  • 16 WASP — /wosp/, Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. n. 1. a white Anglo Saxon Protestant. 2. a member of the privileged, established white upper middle class in the U.S. adj. 3. Waspy. Also, Wasp. [1955 60] /wosp/, n. a member of the Women s Air Force… …

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  • 17 Wasp (comics) — Superherobox| caption=The Wasp. Art by J. G. Jones. comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Wasp real name=Janet Van Dyne species= Human (empowered) publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963) creators=Stan Lee Jack… …

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  • 18 Waist — The waist is the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips. On proportionate people, the waist is the narrowest part of the torso.Waistline refers to the horizontal line where the waist is narrowest, or to the general appearance of the… …

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  • 19 waist — n. 1 a the part of the human body below the ribs and above the hips, usu. of smaller circumference than these; the narrower middle part of the normal human figure. b the circumference of this. 2 a similar narrow part in the middle of a violin,… …

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  • 20 waist — /weɪst / (say wayst) noun 1. the part of the human body between the ribs and the hips. 2. the part of a garment covering the waist. 3. that part of an object, especially a central or middle part, which bears some analogy to the human waist: the… …

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