midrift vs midriff : Common Errors in English

About midrift vs midriff

“Midriff” derives from “mid-” and a very old word for the belly. Fashions which bare the belly expose the midriff. People think of the gap being created by scanty tops and bottoms as a rift, and mistakenly call it a “midrift” instead. In earlier centuries, before belly-baring was in, the midriff was also the piece of cloth which covered the area.

midriff Meaning(s)

  • (n) the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)
  • (n) (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration

midriff in News

  1. Miley Cyrus Shows Off Toned Abs in Crop Top

    Check out those abs, girl! Miley Cyrus was spotted on her way to Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live show showing off her toned midriff once again. The blond beauty rocked an...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: E! Online

  2. Miley Cyrus Bares Toned Midriff in Two Different Outfits: Pictures

    Showing abs -- from day to night! Miley Cyrus bared her amazing midriff on Wednesday, June 12, revealing her toned ab muscles in two different outfits.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: US Weekly

  3. Beyonce Bares Midriff, Attends Kanye West's Birthday Party in New York City

    Beyonce bares her midriff at Kanye West's birthday party in New York City on Saturday, June 8
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Us Weekly via omg!

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