- 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 mid 1. 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")