love handles
noun plural Date: 1970 fatty bulges along the sides of the body at the waist

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • love handles — love han·dles ləv .han dəlz n pl fatty bulges along the sides at the waist …   Medical dictionary

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