One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman's corset or belt designed to accentuate a slender waist.
girdle, panty girdle, foundation garment, foundation, support garment, corseletteView synonyms
- ‘Laure said she thought what I wanted was probably a waspie.’
- ‘Wear them with a leather waspie for extra hourglass appeal.’
- ‘Yes, the Freudian unconscious was filled with girls in waspies and stockings doing wicked things!’
1950s: diminutive of wasp from wasp waist.
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