Definition of short waist in English:

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short waist


A high waist on a woman’s dress or a person’s body: ladies in short waists and large hats
More example sentences
  • A short walking skirt, short waist, and low-heeled shoes make an excellent combination.
  • Large arm cut-outs and a short waist allow excellent freedom of movement.
  • Leg-of-mutton sleeves and short waists are dead.



Pronunciation: /ˌʃɔːtˈweɪstɪd/
Example sentences
  • I had two bridesmaids, one a petite size 4, and the other a short-waisted size 14.
  • Still shirtless, Ashton was now wearing a short-waisted, highly embroidered bullfighter's jacket.
  • I happen to be very short-waisted with a curvy figure.

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