loincloth

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noun loin·cloth \ˈlȯin-ˌklȯth\

Definition of loincloth

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

Recent Examples of loincloth from the Web

  • Suzan-Lori Parks’s 1996 play, revived for the Signature by Lear deBessonet, constructs and deconstructs Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman brought to Europe in the early nineteenth century and exhibited in a loincloth as the Hottentot Venus.

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1856

First Known Use of loincloth

1856


LOINCLOTH Defined for English Language Learners

loincloth

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Definition of loincloth for English Language Learners

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



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