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washboard abs

Very strong, well-defined abdominal muscles. The term alludes to the ridges and rigidity of washboards, which were commonly used when washing clothes and linens by hand. I know it's superficial and petty, but I am a sucker for a guy with washboard abs. I had a chubby gut for most of my life, but after a lot of hard work, I finally have the washboard abs I've always wanted.
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washboard abs

n. heavily marked abdominal muscles, divided into six equal sections. If I work out hard enough I can build those washboard abs.
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