loin·​cloth | \ ˈlȯin-ˌklȯth How to pronounce loincloth (audio) \

Definition of loincloth

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

Examples of loincloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was also known for living an ascetic lifestyle, often dressing in a loincloth and shawl only. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2021 Bookending the display in this, the introductory space, is a dark-skinned figure — a near life-size version of the miniatures clustered under glass — seated and in a white loincloth. Murray Whyte, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Jan. 2021 And The Walking Dead's prosthetic zombies were more stunning than the White Walkers, in their early was-that-a-loincloth? Darren Franich, EW.com, 17 Apr. 2021 The Emancipation Memorial shows Lincoln holding the Emancipation Proclamation in one hand, with his other hand over the head of a Black man in a loincloth, kneeling at his feet. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 15 Apr. 2021 In the ring, the imposing Mr. Harris stomped about barefoot, sported a loincloth, slapped his belly and carried a spear. Ben Sumner, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2020 In the ring, the imposing Mr. Harris stomped around barefoot, sported a loincloth, slapped his belly and carried a spear. Ben Sumner, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2020 In his first scene, Karamakate is drawing what looks like a jaguar on a large rock by a river, wearing a loincloth and a necklace made of crocodile teeth. Camila Osorio, The New Yorker, 27 May 2020 It was designed to pick berries and turn leaves into loincloths (or something like that). Matt Jancer, Wired, 19 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of loincloth

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Loincloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loincloth. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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