Definition of midriff in English:

midriff

Syllabification: mid·riff
Pronunciation: /ˈmidˌrif
 
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noun

1The region of the front of the body between the chest and the waist.
More example sentences
  • She wore a black, leather, sleeveless top that laced in the front, leaving her midriff bare.
  • It starts to occur in the chest instead of the midriff.
  • Her dress had a large tear cut across the midriff under her chest so that it hung open, revealing most of her stomach.
Synonyms
1.1 Anatomy, dated The diaphragm.

Origin

Old English midhrif, from mid1 + hrif 'belly'.

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