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wasp waist

noun
1.
a woman's slender waistline, especially when the result of tight corseting.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
Related forms
wasp-waisted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wasp-waist

wasp waist

noun
1.
a very slender waist, esp one that is tightly corseted
Derived Forms
wasp-waisted, adjective
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