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[weyst-band, -buh nd] /ˈweɪstˌbænd, -bənd/
a band encircling the waist, especially as a part of a skirt or pair of trousers.
Origin of waistband
1575-85; waist + band2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • More importantly, they tend to wear their jeans with the waistband pulled down, so good boxers underneath are helpful.
  • There's an internal brief to keep your goodies in place, and the waistband is lined by external gel pockets.
  • The cord is not long enough to attach a music player to a waistband.
  • His large belly hangs over the waistband of his dark blue jogging pants.
  • The buttons on his jacket, his trousers' waistband, and his shirt are all on the wrong side.
  • Cinch the belt to snug the waistband against the pot.
  • The elasticized waistband and wrists keep the cold out, and the soft poly lining wicks away moisture.
  • Cool looking and it has a great neoprene waistband to keep it down.
  • Two snaps at the tee's neck and a generous elastic waistband on the playful penguin leggings make dressing a breeze.
  • Two snaps at the tee's neck and a generous elastic waistband on these playful dinosaur leggings make dressing a breeze.
British Dictionary definitions for waistband


an encircling band of material to finish and strengthen a skirt or trousers at the waist
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