jockstrap

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noun jock·strap \ˈjäk-ˌstrap\

Origin and Etymology of jockstrap

English slang jock penis + English strap


First Known Use: 1886


JOCKSTRAP Defined for English Language Learners

jockstrap

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noun jock·strap \ˈjäk-ˌstrap\

Definition of jockstrap for English Language Learners

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


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noun jock·strap \ˈjäk-ˌstrap\

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