This may be a stupid question, but would it be wrong to refer to my lap as my lap when I'm standing up? It doesn't sound right to me, but I don't really know what else to call it other than "quadriceps," which is really referring to the muscles, not my lap.


No. When you stand up, your lap just becomes part of your legs.

lap - noun

the top surface of the upper part of the legs of a person who is sitting down:

  • Come and sit on my lap and I'll read you a story.

Cambridge Dictionary

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  • What would you call it instead? Would "upper front thighs" work? – user3395 Jan 5 '17 at 18:17
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    You could call them that if you wanted to, I suppose. – Mick Jan 5 '17 at 18:33
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    Yeah, I think "thighs" is probably the best general term. Maybe "front of the thighs" if you have to be specific. – stangdon Jan 5 '17 at 19:19

I believe it becomes your

crotch - the part of the human body between the legs where they join the torso.

this also does depend on one's definition of "lap".

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