girth girth  /ˈɡɜrθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the distance around a person's body
  2. (n) stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
  3. (v) tie a cinch around

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Experts say our expanding girth is killing us and costing the health-care system billions.
  2. The title is a sly wink at the book's massive girthit's 1,000-plus pages in most editionsbut the reference to Hamlet is well-earned; moreover, it's a damn funny book.
  3. Our expanding girth is just one consequence of mainstream farming.

News

  • Just asking...

    Which mogul was so humiliated by his embarrassingly slim manhood, he underwent surgery to substantially expand its girth? We hear it dramatically improved his performance...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "He just gives us what we haven't had," Huggins said. "The size and girth and ability to score around the rim. Because of our lack of size, at times it's difficult for us to score around the rim."
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Bob Huggins Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

  2. "Henry is not only England's best-known king -- with his wives, his girth and his bloodthirstiness -- he is also our most important single ruler," David Starkey, a historian who is curating the exhibition, told Reuters. "When he came to the...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: David Starkey Source: Reuters

  3. "It may be the biggest offensive line we will see period," McCarney said. "They have size, they have height, they have girth, they have long arms. I have watched plenty of tape on them and you can sure see the improvement with a veteran...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Dan McCarney Source: Tiger Sports Digest

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