jock·​strap ˈjäk-ˌstrap How to pronounce jockstrap (audio)

Examples of jockstrap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a more comic moment, Ringo appears in the documentary footage, uncomfortably chatting backstage with Bowie, who is wearing just a jockstrap, during a costume change. Jem Aswad, Variety, 3 July 2023 Likewise, the show’s more graphic songs and costumes — parts of which featured Bowie performing while wearing only a jockstrap — had been toned down out of respect for Japanese culture and the country’s far more conservative crowd control at concerts. Jem Aswad, Variety, 3 July 2023 Italianx icon Lady Gaga will be starring in Joker: Folie à Deux, the sequel to Todd Phillips’s Oscar-winning film Joker, giving the Joker franchise a guaranteed in with the gay community (next up: Folie à Deux jockstraps). Vulture, 4 Aug. 2022 The moment Alfredo steps into the locker room of the fire station where his family’s influence gets him a job, men in jockstraps or fully nude test his knowledge of art history by re-creating famous paintings via suggestive poses. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 After several attempts, the infamous first working prototype was two jockstraps—a piece of supportive sports apparel invented for men in 1874–sewn together to serve as a pair of breast cups with shoulder straps. Malissa Rodenburg, Outside Online, 1 Mar. 2023 The final section has the performers stripping down to jockstraps and thongs and painting themselves in a rainbow of colors. Jeffrey Gantz,, 13 Mar. 2023 Some people prefer the mobility and freedom of a brief or even a jockstrap, but others prefer the coverage and support of a longer boxer brief. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2023 Behind it are two bodies climbing up a wall, one wearing a sailor cap, a tiny blue vest with two white stars, and a jockstrap made of silver sequins. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History


English slang jock penis + English strap

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jockstrap was in 1886

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“Jockstrap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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jock strap


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jock·​strap ˈjäk-ˌstrap How to pronounce jockstrap (audio)
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