Definition of nipped-in in English:



  • (of a waist on a garment) narrow or tightly fitting.

    ‘a dress with a nipped-in waist’
    • ‘Wednesday's comedy awards saw host Jonathan Ross looking radiant in a sequin-splashed suit with a seriously nipped-in waist that gave him the look of a corseted Victorian belle.’
    • ‘I insisted that he create a nipped-in waist on my suit, forgetting that I need to pull the waist over my (somewhat wider) hips.’
    • ‘My daughter's got her nipped-in waist corduroy jackets, and you know I can pull stuff out - duffle coats I had at 18, I can pull it out and it will have its time again.’
    • ‘Designers such as Roland Mouret and Alexander McQueen have focused on the nipped-in silhouette, inspired by the seductive femmes fatales of film noir.’
    • ‘Photographs show her as glamorous with a penchant for fashions with a nipped-in waist and large hats.’
    • ‘You're desperately seeking a stylish winter coat with a nipped-in waist and some flair.’
    • ‘Crowds gathered at shop windows in Paris to see Christian Dior's new-look fashions - longer skirts, nipped-in waists and padded shoulders.’
    • ‘The vertebrae look squarish rather than nipped-in at the waist.’
    • ‘The nipped-in waist suggests the country-empress look.’
    • ‘Wear with a tailored skirt, or over a coat or jacket for the ultimate nipped-in look’
    • ‘Marge, six feet tall, jet-black hair, big skirt, nipped-in waist, immense hat, once walked through the garden gate at Old Mill Lane looking like the Queen of Sheba and her sisters were madly jealous.’
    • ‘She defined the look of the '40s: Joan Crawford shoulders, nipped-in waist, narrow hips.’