One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A high waist on a woman's dress or a person's body.‘ladies in short waists and large hats’
- ‘Large arm cut-outs and a short waist allow excellent freedom of movement.’
- ‘Leg-of-mutton sleeves and short waists are dead.’
- ‘A short walking skirt, short waist, and low-heeled shoes make an excellent combination.’
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