Macquarie WOTY: muffin top

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jan 25 15:28:47 UTC 2007

On 1/25/07, Stephen Goranson <goranson at> wrote:
> Quoting Lynne Murphy <m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK>:
> > Can anyone antedate their 2005 Kath & Kim claim?
> Courier Mail (Queensland, Australia)
> July 28, 2004 Wednesday
> For an unfriendly fashion that can render even slim young girls unsightly,
> with middles spilling over the top of tight jeans in what has become known
> as the "muffin top" effect, it has proved to be alarmingly enduring.

Also cited in Grant Barrett's Double-Tongued entry:

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