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apron string


Simple Definition of apron string

  • : either one of a pair of strings that are attached to an apron and are used to keep it close to your body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of apron string

  1. :  the string of an apron —usually used in plural as a symbol of dominance or complete control <though 40 years old he was still tied to his mother's apron strings>


First Known Use of apron string


Rhymes with apron string

à la king, anything, buck-and-wing, cosmic string, delta wing, ding-a-ling, double-ring, everything, fairy ring, Highland fling, innerspring, Liaoning, new jack swing, on the string, on the wing, pigeonwing, pull the string, second-string, signet ring, single wing, superstring, teething ring, underwing, western swing, wing and wing

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a block used as a base for a statue

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