noun \ˈthŋ\

: a long thin strip of material (such as leather) that is used to attach something

: a kind of women's underpants that has only a thin strip of material in the back

Full Definition of THONG

:  a strip especially of leather or hide
:  a sandal held on the foot by a thong fitting between the toes and connected to a strap across the top or around the sides of the foot
:  an article of swimwear or underwear consisting of a narrow strip of material that passes between the thighs and connects with a waistband
thonged \ˈthŋd\ adjective

Origin of THONG

Middle English, from Old English thwong; akin to Old Norse thvengr thong
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with THONG

THONGED Defined for Kids


noun \ˈthŋ\

Definition of THONG for Kids

:  a strip of leather used especially for fastening something
:  a sandal held on by straps that run across the foot and between the big and second toe


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