Definition of torso noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɔːsəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːrsoʊ//
    (pl. torsos)
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  1. 1 the main part of the body, not including the head, arms or legs synonym trunk He took off his T-shirt to reveal his tanned torso.
  2. 2a statue of a torso The headless torso of a man was found in some bushes.
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘stalk, stump’, from Latin thyrsus, from Greek thursos ‘plant stalk’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: torso