wasp-waisted
adjective see wasp waist

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wasp-waisted — adjective having a small waist • Syn: ↑slender waisted, ↑slim waisted • Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean …   Useful english dictionary

  • wasp-waisted — See wasp waist. * * * …   Universalium

  • wasp waisted — Synonyms and related words: airy, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, clamped, compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted, contracted, cramped, delicate, diaphanous, diluted, ethereal, fine, fine drawn, finespun, flimsy, frail,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wasp — O.E. wæps, wæsp, altered (probably by influence of L. vespa) from W.Gmc. *wabis (Cf. O.S. waspa, M.Du. wespe, Du. wesp, O.H.G. wafsa, Ger. Wespe, Dan. hveps), from PIE *wobhes /*wops (Cf. L. vespa, Lith. vapsa, O.C.S. vosa …   Etymology dictionary

  • wasp waist — wasp waisted, adj. a woman s slender waistline, esp. when the result of tight corseting. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • wasp waist — noun a very slender waist • Hypernyms: ↑waist, ↑waistline * * * noun : a very slender waist; specifically : a woman s tightly laced waistline * * * wasp waisted, adj. a woman s slender waistline, esp. when the result of tight cor …   Useful english dictionary

  • waisted — |wāstə̇d adjective 1. : having a waist of a specified kind usually used in combination long waisted wasp waisted 2. : shaped like a waist …   Useful english dictionary

  • wasp waist — noun Date: 1870 a very slender waist • wasp waisted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wasp waist — noun a woman s very narrow or tightly corseted waist. Derivatives wasp waisted adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • wasp waist — /ˈwɒsp weɪst/ (say wosp wayst) noun a slender, or tightly laced, waist. –wasp waisted, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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