jockstrap

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A Farewell to the SHOT Show," 8 Mar. 2019 Long before there were jockstraps, codpieces scandalized the world in both art and life. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Detroit Exhibit Celebrates Bruegel’s ‘The Wedding Dance’ and Its Controversial Codpieces," 13 Dec. 2019 But regardless of which version was the original one, jockstrap won out. Ben Zimmer, The Atlantic, "Why Trump Wouldn’t Say ‘Jockstrap’," 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, "Review: Idina Menzel lights up the sexy-neurotic comedy ‘Skintight’ at the Geffen Playhouse," 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, "Tokyo became a megacity by reinventing itself," 12 June 2019 Among the eclectic offerings in the auction, like a leather jockstrap from Crowe’s role as a boxer in Cinderella Man and a Mosasaur skull acquired from Leonardo DiCaprio, Crowe is also selling guitars, motorcycles, cars, and fine jewelry. Cady Lang, Time, "Russell Crowe Is Selling a Skull, Jockstrap and More at His Divorce Auction," 6 Apr. 2018 The jockstrap will probably go to the franchise owner, Alan Payne, who lives outside Austin, Texas. Rachel D'oro, chicagotribune.com, "Just one Blockbuster left in U.S. as Alaska stores set to close," 13 July 2018 The jockstrap will probably go to the franchise owner, Alan Payne, who lives outside Austin, Texas. Rachel D'oro, chicagotribune.com, "Just one Blockbuster left in U.S. as Alaska stores set to close," 13 July 2018

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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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“Jockstrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jockstrap. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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jockstrap

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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

jockstrap

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

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