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waist

 
 
pronunciation:
weIst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of the human body between the chest and hips.
Bend at your waist and touch your toes.
 
definition 2: the part of a piece of clothing that covers this part of the body.
The waist of my pants is loose.
derivation: waistless (adj.)
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