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

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Recent Examples on the Web The couture house got a little risque with its Pride capsule range this year, including baseball caps, sports bras, shirts, bracelets, fake-fur coin purses and a jockstrap with a rainbow waistband. Dan Avery, NBC News, 8 June 2021 The Farmiga character eagerly takes the jockstrap out of the bag and drapes it over her head, then inhales deeply. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 15 May 2021 There is the jockstrap worn by the 3-foot-7 Eddie Gaedel, who appeared as a pinch-hitter for the St. Louis Browns in 1951 in a stunt conceived by Veeck. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2020 In addition to the pleasures that experience afforded, the gun stuff was crowded into a single hall in McCormick Place, and was surrounded by other halls filled with golf balls and squash rackets and jockstraps. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 8 Mar. 2019 Long before there were jockstraps, codpieces scandalized the world in both art and life. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, 13 Dec. 2019 But regardless of which version was the original one, jockstrap won out. Ben Zimmer, The Atlantic, 3 Oct. 2019 Trey and Benjamin have a scene together, in which Trey is seated on the couch in nothing but one of Elliot’s jockstrap designs. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019 In anticipation of hard work, most also wore shorts, though a few guys had opted to gird their loins in a traditional fundoshi, a sort of jockstrap crossed with a thong. Neil Shea, National Geographic, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of jockstrap

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jockstrap

English slang jock penis + English strap

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The first known use of jockstrap was in 1886

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11 Jun 2021

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“Jockstrap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jockstrap

: a piece of underwear worn by men and boys to protect their sexual organs while playing sports


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