chastity belt


Definition of chastity belt 

: a belt device (as of medieval times) designed to prevent sexual intercourse on the part of the woman wearing it

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Yet while each of those articles has a function, like a chastity belt that doesn't lock, this flat bit of fabric doesn't do more than flap. Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader, "Lie Through My Skin attempts to confront the shame of white privilege," 21 Mar. 2018 One of my students designed a fashion-forward digital chastity belt that would deliver a shock to the crotch when the phone was removed from its holder. Marcel O’gorman, The Atlantic, "The Case for Locking Up Your Smartphone," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of chastity belt

1931, in the meaning defined above

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