Torso Definition

tôrsō
torsi, torsos
noun
torsos
The trunk of the human body.
Webster's New World
The trunk of a statue of the nude human figure, esp. of such a statue lacking the head and full limbs.
Webster's New World
Any unfinished or fragmentary piece of work.
Webster's New World
The torso is the trunk or the part of the human body that doesn't include the head, arms or legs.
An example of the torso is the shoulders down to the hips of a person.
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Noun

Singular:
torso
Plural:
torsi, torsos

Origin of Torso

  • Italian trunk of a statue from Old Italian stalk, stem from Vulgar Latin tursus from Latin thyrsus stalk thyrsus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian torso, from Latin thyrsus, from Ancient Greek θύρσος (thúrsos, “Bacchic staff").

    From Wiktionary

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