- midriff (n.)
- Old English midhrif, from mid "mid" (see mid) + hrif "belly," from Proto-Germanic *hrefiz- (cognates: Old High German href, Old Frisian hrif "belly"), from PIE *kwrep- "body, form, appearance" (see corporeal). More or less obsolete after 18c. except in phrase to tickle (one's) midriff "to cause laughter," the word revived 1941 in fashion usage for "portion of a woman's garment that covers the belly," as a euphemistic avoidance of belly; sense inverted and extended 1970 to a belly-baring style of women's top.
- 1. He was struck by a stabbing pain in his midriff.
- 2. Her tan from working outdoors in shorts and midriff tops accented the whole outfit.
来自英汉文学 - 廊桥遗梦
- 3. Marjayasana: Position stimulates the midriff area and the spinal column.
- 4. Young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable.
- 5. Belch [ midriff flesh convulsion ] the swiftest treatment method?
- 打嗝 [ 膈肌痉挛 ] 最快的治疗方法?
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