Definition of thong
1 : a strip especially of leather or hide
2 : a sandal held on the foot by a thong fitting between the toes and connected to a strap across the top or around the sides of the foot
3 : an article of swimwear or underwear consisting of a narrow strip of material that passes between the thighs and connects with a waistband
thongedplay \ˈthȯŋd\ adjective
Recent Examples of thong from the Web
Lacking the cash to order logo gear in bulk, the band bought unmarked T-shirts and thongs online and made iron-ons using an inkjet printer and heat transfer paper from the local office-supply store.
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Origin and Etymology of thong
Middle English, from Old English thwong; akin to Old Norse thvengr thong
First Known Use: before 12th century
THONG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thong for English Language Learners
: a long thin strip of material (such as leather) that is used to attach something
: a kind of women's underpants that has only a thin strip of material in the back
THONG Defined for Kids
Definition of thong for Students
1 : a strip of leather used especially for fastening something
2 : a sandal held on by straps that run across the foot and between the big and second toe
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