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love handles

plural noun
1.
Informal. bulges of fat at the sides of the waist.
Origin of love handles
1980-1985
1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for love handle

love handles

plural noun
1.
(informal) folds of excess fat on either side of the waist
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Contemporary definitions for love handle
plural noun

fatty deposits that bulge around a person's waistline

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love handle in Medicine

love handle n.
A deposit of fat at the waistline. Often used in the plural.

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Slang definitions & phrases for love handle

love handle

modifier

: who come in rarely, and mostly for love-handle removal

noun phrase

A bulge of fat at the side of the abdomen: when I have strapped the metal thing to my love handles (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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