loincloth

noun
loin·​cloth | \ ˈlȯin-ˌklȯth \

Definition of loincloth

: a cloth worn about the loins often as the sole article of clothing in warm climates

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All the while, Ms. Simmons deepened her devotion to sumo, in which two enormous men in loincloths attempt to push each other to the ground or beyond a prescribed circle. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Doreen Simmons, 85, British-born authority on sumo wrestling," 12 May 2018 The model dressed as character Loana (played by actress Raquel Welch), clad in what was basically an animal-skin bra top and loincloth-like bottom. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Wore a Fur Bikini for a “One Million Years B.C” Halloween Costume," 1 Nov. 2018 All the while, Ms. Simmons deepened her devotion to sumo, in which two enormous men in loincloths attempt to push each other to the ground or beyond a prescribed circle. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Doreen Simmons, 85, British-born authority on sumo wrestling," 12 May 2018 The former model, who stands over six feet tall, first burst onto the American pop culture scene with 1985’s loincloth epic Red Sonja. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Brigitte Nielsen Is 'Happy' and Pregnant at 54: Inside Her Life's Wild Ups and Downs," 31 May 2018 All the while, Ms. Simmons deepened her devotion to sumo, in which two enormous men in loincloths attempt to push each other to the ground or beyond a prescribed circle. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Doreen Simmons, 85, British-born authority on sumo wrestling," 12 May 2018 All the while, Ms. Simmons deepened her devotion to sumo, in which two enormous men in loincloths attempt to push each other to the ground or beyond a prescribed circle. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Doreen Simmons, 85, British-born authority on sumo wrestling," 12 May 2018 All the while, Ms. Simmons deepened her devotion to sumo, in which two enormous men in loincloths attempt to push each other to the ground or beyond a prescribed circle. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Doreen Simmons, 85, British-born authority on sumo wrestling," 12 May 2018 All the while, Ms. Simmons deepened her devotion to sumo, in which two enormous men in loincloths attempt to push each other to the ground or beyond a prescribed circle. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Doreen Simmons, British-born authority on sumo wrestling, dies at 85," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of loincloth

1856, in the meaning defined above

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loincloth

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English Language Learners Definition of loincloth

: a piece of cloth worn to cover the sexual organs especially by men in very hot parts of the world

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