The waist is the part of the body between the ribs and hips, or the part of the clothes that cover this part of the body.(noun)
An example of the waist is where a belt is usually worn.
See waist in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME wast < base of OE weaxan, to grow, wax: sense development: growth (of body), hence size, thickness
See waist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English wast
Origin: , perhaps from Old English *wǽst, growth, size; see aug- in Indo-European roots.
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