English version

waist in Clothes topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwaistwaist /weΙͺst/ ●●● W3 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBHthe narrow part in the middle of the human body πŸ”Š The skirt was too big around the waist.from the waist up/down (=in the top or bottom half of your body) πŸ”Š Lota was paralysed from the waist down.stripped to the waist (=not wearing any clothes on the top half of your body)slim-waisted/narrow-waisted/thick-waisted (=having a thin, thick etc waist)2 DCC[usually singular] the part of a piece of clothing that goes around this part of your body β–Ί Do not confuse with waste, which is used as a verb and a noun to talk about using too much of something, or not using it in a sensible way.
Examples from the Corpus
waistβ€’ The walls were beige up to about waist level, then turned off-white.β€’ Unaware that she was holding her breath, Isabel slowly slid her arms around his waist.β€’ John slipped his arm around Ixora's narrow waist, guiding her ahead of him.β€’ They were loose around the waist and the legs seemed endless, but the hips fitted nice and snugly.β€’ He pulled, and managed to bend forwards at the waist like an oarsman.β€’ The well-endowed prisoners all strip to the waist and begin sweating and grunting as they struggle to free the craft.β€’ Even a thickening waist, while annoying, can be construed as a viewer problem, to an extent.β€’ The dress emphasized her tiny waist.β€’ He was black from shoes to waist.stripped to the waistβ€’ As the day wore on the men stripped to the waist in the burning sun.β€’ I had been following some seals in bright sunshine, stripped to the waist and taking photographs.β€’ Early Salvationists had waded through snake-infested swamps, stripped to the waist, and established huts thatched with palm fronds.β€’ When insulted, they stripped to the waist, put on hideous driftwood masks and sang nasty songs at each other.β€’ He was stripped to the waist, tanned and big-shouldered, in remarkable condition for a man of his age.β€’ Five young men, already in custody, were stripped to the waist.β€’ Many of the men who sat outside the tents were stripped to the waist and some of them were barefoot.