Definition of pear-shaped adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpeə ʃeɪpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈper ʃeɪpt//
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  1. 1shaped like a pear
  2. 2a pear-shaped person is wider around their waist and hips than around the top part of their body
  3. Idioms (British English, informal) if things go pear-shaped, they go wrong
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pear-shaped