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wasp waist

wasp waist
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosp weyst]
    • /wɒsp weɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosp weyst]
    • /wɒsp weɪst/

Definitions of wasp waist words

  • noun wasp waist a woman's slender waistline, especially when the result of tight corseting. 1
  • noun wasp waist a very slender waist, esp one that is tightly corseted 0
  • noun wasp waist a very slender or tightly corseted waist 0

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Origin of wasp waist

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wasp waist

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

wasp waist popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wasp waist usage trend in Literature

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