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Muffin Tops Worldwide Get Legitimized

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The Chicago Tribune reports that the phrase Muffin Top has officially been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Woohoo! "The Oxford English Dictionary has added the term to its latest edition, listing it among changes announced Thursday. The first definition refers to the top portion of an actual muffin, a usage popularized on an episode of Seinfeld. The second, more pejorative entry, however, refers to 'a protuberance of flesh above the waistband of a tight pair of trousers.'" [Tribune]