apron string

noun

Definition of apron string

: 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

1542


APRON STRING Defined for English Language Learners

apron string

noun

Definition of apron string for English Language Learners

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


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