Definition of waistband in English:

waistband

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With trousers and skirts the label is commonly on the waistband and/or the hip pockets.’
    • ‘He said officers found a knife in the waistband of her trousers.’
    • ‘It was body-temperature warm from being hidden in the waistband of a pair of sweatpants.’
    • ‘He was fat and his belly looked as if it applied a little too much pressure on the waistband of his trousers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A set-in waistband hints at a waist, while the flared hemline softens a boxy shape.’
    • ‘It's a vision of pink flesh brimming over the waistband of a skirt far too tight - and short - for her age.’
    • ‘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 refused to wear tight skirts, waistbands, or uncomfortable shoes.’
    • ‘They don't have a button on the waistband but since I rarely wear short tops that's okay.’
    • ‘I have read recent reports from people saying that Britney Spears wears trousers with the waistband too low.’
    • ‘Korbin stood up from his sitting position and hooked a thumb on the waistband of his jeans.’
    • ‘They are usually black, white or gray with the brand name written around the waistband.’
    • ‘His waist was thin and his hips narrow where the end of the shirt tucked into the back waistband of the shorts.’
    • ‘When the kiss ended, she tugged his shirt free from the waistband of his jeans.’
    • ‘Don the sunglasses and look for vests with zippered details and bomber jackets with elasticized waistbands and cuffs.’
    • ‘Jeans are growing back up to the waistband as women become slightly more modest about showing off their underwear every time they sit down.’
    belt, sash, strap, cummerbund, band, girth, cord, fillet
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Pronunciation

waistband

/ˈweɪs(t)band/