Definition of wasp waist in English:

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wasp waist

noun

A very narrow or tightly corseted waist: the wasp waists and bustles of the Victorian period
More example sentences
  • Fashion in clothes often influences body shape - witness the corset and the wasp waist.
  • The wasp waist becomes the focus as the tie dye velvet jacket is teamed with a full pleated skirt creating a feminine feel.
  • The look defines a determined woman; a woman who carries off a classically man-tailored suit complete with tie and asserts her femininity with a sheer silk blouse and wasp waist.

Derivatives

wasp-waisted

Pronunciation: /ˌwɒspˈweɪstɪd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The family gathers in front of the house, the mother in her wasp-waisted dress a picture of 1950s domesticity as she repeatedly leads a child down the walk.
  • The stone statues of the abstract Union Soldier grow slimmer and younger each year - wasp-waisted, they doze over muskets and muse through their sideburns.
  • His wasp-waisted, long-limbed figures express the era's aspirations and opulence with disarming force.

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