Definition of waistband in English:



  • A strip of cloth forming the waist of a garment such as a skirt or a pair of trousers.

    • ‘His waist was thin and his hips narrow where the end of the shirt tucked into the back waistband of the shorts.’
    • ‘With trousers and skirts the label is commonly on the waistband and/or the hip pockets.’
    • ‘He was fat and his belly looked as if it applied a little too much pressure on the waistband of his trousers.’
    • ‘Jeans are growing back up to the waistband as women become slightly more modest about showing off their underwear every time they sit down.’
    • ‘They don't have a button on the waistband but since I rarely wear short tops that's okay.’
    • ‘Don the sunglasses and look for vests with zippered details and bomber jackets with elasticized waistbands and cuffs.’
    • ‘It's a vision of pink flesh brimming over the waistband of a skirt far too tight - and short - for her age.’
    • ‘Witnesses say he appeared to have a gun tucked into his waistband.’
    • ‘They were alarmed to see a firearm tucked into the waistband of his trousers and only later did they find out it was an air pistol.’
    • ‘He said officers found a knife in the waistband of her trousers.’
    • ‘I refused to wear tight skirts, waistbands, or uncomfortable shoes.’
    • ‘Thanks to breathable fabrics like linen and comfortable details like drawstring waistbands, this summer's trends are aimed at making you feel at ease in the summer heat.’
    • ‘I have read recent reports from people saying that Britney Spears wears trousers with the waistband too low.’
    • ‘Choose elasticized waistbands or smooth-front waistbands with elastic in back, but avoid too much fullness; have just enough for a comfortable fit over the hips and waist.’
    • ‘Use this technique on skirts, pants, shorts or any garment with a sewn-on waistband.’
    • ‘When the kiss ended, she tugged his shirt free from the waistband of his jeans.’
    • ‘Korbin stood up from his sitting position and hooked a thumb on the waistband of his jeans.’
    • ‘A set-in waistband hints at a waist, while the flared hemline softens a boxy shape.’
    • ‘They are usually black, white or gray with the brand name written around the waistband.’
    • ‘It was body-temperature warm from being hidden in the waistband of a pair of sweatpants.’
    belt, sash, strap, cummerbund, waistband, band, girth, cord, fillet
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