waistband
noun Date: 1584 a band (as of trousers or a skirt) fitting around the waist

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  • Waistband — Waist band, n. 1. The band which encompasses the waist; esp., one on the upper part of breeches, trousers, pantaloons, skirts, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. A sash worn by women around the waist. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waistband — ► NOUN ▪ a strip of cloth encircling the waist, attached to a skirt or a pair of trousers …   English terms dictionary

  • waistband — [wāst′band΄] n. a band encircling the waist, esp. one at the top of a skirt, trousers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • waistband — UK [ˈweɪs(t)ˌbænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms waistband : singular waistband plural waistbands a piece of cloth on a pair of trousers or a skirt that goes round your waist …   English dictionary

  • waistband — [[t]we͟ɪstbænd[/t]] waistbands N COUNT A waistband is a narrow piece of material which is sewn on to a pair of trousers, a skirt, or other item of clothing at the waist in order to strengthen it …   English dictionary

  • waistband — /wayst band , beuhnd/, n. a band encircling the waist, esp. as a part of a skirt or pair of trousers. [1575 85; WAIST + BAND2] * * * …   Universalium

  • waistband — noun A band of fabric encircling the waist, especially a part of a pair of pants or a skirt …   Wiktionary

  • waistband — Synonyms and related words: baldric, band, bandolier, bellyband, belt, breechclout, cestus, cincture, cummerbund, dhoti, diaper, fascia, girdle, girt, girth, loincloth, loinguard, moocha, napkins, sash, waist belt, waistcloth …   Moby Thesaurus

  • waistband — waist|band [ˈweıstbænd] n the part of a skirt, trousers etc that fastens around your waist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waistband — waist|band [ weıst,bænd ] noun count a piece of cloth on a pair of pants or a skirt that goes around your waist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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