breech·​cloth ˈbrēch-ˌklȯth How to pronounce breechcloth (audio)

Examples of breechcloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Canterbury, Fast Horse wore a traditional breechcloth, roach, ribbon shirt, and moccasins. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 Pagan Santa shows up in a breechcloth and antlers and enacts a battle between the Oak King and the Holly King, with the Oak King emerging triumphant as the Holly King returns to the womb to be born again. Lore Sjöberg, WIRED, 18 Dec. 2007

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of breechcloth was in 1793

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“Breechcloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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