I always took it to mean small waist with round hips/big boobs, yet so many times I have seen it being used to describe who is overweight.
I wouldn't body-shame an overweight person, however the wrong terminology usage is irksome. If people want to promote body positivity, why not embrace the terms "overweight/large" rather than use a different term that is misleading/incorrect?
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Has the word "curvy" been hijacked? watch
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Traditionally, as you say, 'curvy' has been applied to people whose bodies have nice, noticeable, concave and convex curves.
The body positivity movement is using curvy to describe those with convex curves only (i.e. those who are round because they're obese af).
So perhaps it would be best to treat these people as a different category of 'curvy'? Perhaps we could start calling the former category "curvaceous" and the second category "round", "ball-shaped", etc.
But that would fall afoul of the body positivity movement and the feelings of the people in the second category.
It's a tough one.