- diaphragm (sense )
- the middle part of the torso, between the abdomen and the chest
- that part of a woman's garment that covers this part, or that is cut away to expose it
Origin of midriffMiddle English mydrif ; from Old English midhrif ; from midd- (see mid) + hrif, belly (akin to Old High German href, body) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form krep-, body from source Classical Latin corpus
designating or of a garment that bares this part
- See diaphragm.
- The middle outer portion of the front of the human body, extending roughly from just below the breast to the waistline.
Origin of midriffMiddle English midrif, from Old English midhrif : midd, mid; see mid1 + hrif, belly; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.
- The mid section of the human torso, from below the chest to above the waist
From Middle English mydryf, from Old English mid + hrif (“stomach")