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Related to waist: waist measurement, Hips
- drop waist - One that has the seam at the hips, rather than the waist.
- blouse - First a garment, usually belted at the waist, worn by peasants or workmen.
- midriff - Based on the Old English hrif, "belly," it is the front of the body between the chest and the waist.
- calypso - The style in which a shirt's tails are tied in a knot at the waist.
These words are both pronounced /weɪst/.
Waist is a noun. Your waist is the middle part of your body, above your hips.
Waste is most commonly a verb. If you waste time, money, or energy, you use it on something that is unimportant or unnecessary.
You can also say that something is a waste of time, money, or energy.
Waste also refers to material that has been used and is no longer wanted, for example because the useful part has been removed.
|Noun||1.||waist - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips|
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
wasp waist - a very slender waist
|2.||waist - the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole|
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
sole - the underside of footwear or a golf club