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thong

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noun \ˈthȯŋ\

Simple Definition of thong

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  a strip especially of leather or hide

  2. 2 :  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

  3. 3 :  an article of swimwear or underwear consisting of a narrow strip of material that passes between the thighs and connects with a waistband

thonged play \ˈthȯŋd\ 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


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