jock·strap | \ˈjäk-ˌstrap \

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The fate of Russell Crowe’s jockstrap, however, is thus far uncertain. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Not Even John Oliver Could Save Two of the Last Remaining Blockbusters in the U.S.," 13 July 2018 In this, the contestant wears only a jockstrap and is evaluated on their appearance. Josephine Sedgwick, New York Times, "‘You Have to Be Girl-Power Tough’: Pageant Competitors Weigh In on Miss America," 8 June 2018 The jockstrap will probably go to the franchise owner, Alan Payne, who lives outside Austin, Texas. Rachel D'oro,, "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. Washington Post, "Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US," 12 July 2018 Television host John Oliver would like to give the last remaining Blockbuster video store in Anchorage actor Russell Crowe's jockstrap. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "HBO’s John Oliver would like to give Russell Crowe’s jockstrap to Anchorage’s last Blockbuster store," 17 Apr. 2018 The jockstrap — sold at an auction Crowe had arranged to celebrate his divorce — went for $7,000. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "No, you can’t try it on: Anchorage’s last Blockbuster now owns Russell Crowe’s jockstrap," 3 May 2018 Oliver purchased the jockstrap and some other items and sent them to Anchorage, which has one of the last remaining big box store video chains. Mark Thiessen,, "Alaskan Blockbuster hopes Russell Crowe's jockstrap will support business," 3 May 2018 Anchorage's sole remaining Blockbuster store will be getting that jockstrap of Russell Crowe's after all. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage’s last Blockbuster will be getting that Russell Crowe memorabilia after all," 19 Apr. 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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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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