waist noun definition in Body parts topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Body parts topic
the area around the middle of the body between the ribs and the hips, often narrower than the areas above and below He put his arm around her waist. She was paralysed from the waist down (= in the area below her waist). The workmen were stripped to the waist (= wearing no clothes on the top half of their bodies).