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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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 Recently in the obstetrics unit at Saipan’s main hospital, a pregnant Chinese woman walked down a hall in a hospital gown and pink slippers, trailed by her translator, past a painting of Chamorro warriors dueling in loincloths. Jon Emont, WSJ, "Saipan: The Island Where Chinese Mothers Deliver American Babies," 22 Dec. 2017 Miley's epic, textured ponytail (to go with her embellished loincloth, naturally), care of celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell. Samantha Leal, Marie Claire, "The Secret to Miley's Over-the-Top Ponytail—Straight from Her Stylist," 31 Aug. 2015 What happens in Hamlet, give or take everything interesting about that play and its main character, is here mapped onto the superfolks of Castle Grayskull, where no loincloth dispensary or Spandex merchant ever went out of business. Tony Adler, Max Maller, Chicago Reader, "Still Dance the Stars and two more new stage shows for the long weekend," 30 Aug. 2017

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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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