vital statistics


vital statistics

plural noun

  1. statistics concerning human life or the conditions affecting human life and the maintenance of population.
  2. Facetious. the measurements of a woman’s figure, especially the bust, waist, and hips.

pl n

  1. quantitative data concerning human life or the conditions and aspects affecting it, such as the death rate
  2. informal the measurements of a woman’s bust, waist, and hips
n.

1837, with reference to birth, marriage, death, etc.; meaning “a woman’s bust, waist, and hip measurements” is from 1952. See vital.

pl.n.

  1. Statistics concerning the important events in human life, such as births, deaths, marriages, and migrations.

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