thigh gap

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thigh gap

The space visible between one's inner thighs when one stands with knees touching or almost touching. Because thinness contributes to a thigh gap, this concept is often regarded or criticized as a beauty ideal. I worry that the media is encouraging young girls to see a thigh gap as beautiful and necessary.
See also: gap, thigh
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Having a thigh gap really isn't the be-all and end-all, won't build you a career and won't make you a better person.
Back in the day this was known as "bow-legged" but apparently every girl wants a thigh gap now.
'I'm 20 years too old and too sensible for a thigh gap - but I do have a thut'
Most fit people won't have a thigh gap because their thighs are muscular enough that they touch, she said.
``I cannot think of one athlete I deal with'' who has a thigh gap.
''I never knew before that I wanted a thigh gap. It felt like it was some type of accomplishment that people would want to achieve.''
One teen has vowed to "starve" to "be at least a skinny size eight and have a thigh gap at the end of the year."