: an article of clothing that consists of a thin strip of cloth covering the genitals with the back portion made up of a string-like piece of fabric that passes between the buttocks and connects with a very thin waistband

Note: A G-string is typically worn as an article of underwear or swimwear or as part of the attire of a striptease dancer.

Examples of G-string in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exposed back on the corset and mermaid skirt strategically displayed the singer’s G-string and butterfly tattoo, which was actually a prosthetic done by award-winning special effects makeup artist Hugo Villasenor. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 Her red-hot look, designed by Ellie Misner, featured a corseted tube top and matching lace-up mermaid skirt that bared her butt, worn with a black G-string underneath. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 She’s also seen wearing a cropped white tee, black low-rise pants and a black G-string that peeks above her pants. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 Brent, my partner, sifted through racks of lace and leather at a West Hollywood underwear shop before finally settling on a fluorescent blue micro-mesh G-string. Daniel Spielberger, Vogue, 21 Dec. 2023 Instead of the usual briefs and G-strings worn beneath sheer maxi skirts and lace pants, stars have begun ditching the cover-up altogether and just stepping out in a pair of hot pants. Emily Kirkpatrick, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 Johnson makes multiple court appearances, sporting nothing but micro-boy shorts, a G-string, a cropped jacket, long acrylics, and a venti iced coffee. Nick Remsen, Vogue, 11 Sep. 2023 Inside, he was surrounded by two dozen burners dressed in G-strings and Jedi garb. Amanda Holpuch, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Wearing just a Dior G-string, the rapper was covered with silver body paint, pearls, and crystals. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 May 2023

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of G-string was in 1878

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“G-string.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/G-string. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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