腰 means 'loins' or 'waist'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 686   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 40    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 86 words   Used in 122 words   Used in 183 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   こし loins, waist, hips
Name    うすぐ
⿰   () body part   need  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 腰 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 腰 is used 120 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ヨウ : 13 words FIND ALL
Most common form: ようつう
lower back (or hip) pain; lumbago
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こし : 79 words FIND ALL
1. back; lower back; waist; hips; lumbar region
2. body (of hair, noodle, paper, etc.); resilience; spring  (usu. コシ)
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こし (read as ごし) : 28 words FIND ALL
0 2
Most common form: ものごし
manner; demeanour; demeanor; bearing
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An additional 2 less common words include 腰 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1879  Joy o' Kanji : 1879  Key to Kanji:

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ヨウ   loins; waist   こし loins, waist, hips   
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ニク body part   
ヨウ   い to need   かなめ pivotal point   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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