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wasp waist

n.
A very slender waist or one that is tightly corseted.

wasp′-waist′ed (-wās′tĭd) adj.
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wasp waist

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a very slender waist, esp one that is tightly corseted
ˈwasp-ˌwaisted adj
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wasp′ waist`


n.
a slender waistline.
wasp′-waist`ed, adj.
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wasp waist

A very narrow waist on a woman, especially when this is achieved using a tight corset.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wasp waist - a very slender waistwasp waist - a very slender waist      
waist, waistline - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
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Translations

wasp waist

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