\ ˈthȯŋ How to pronounce thong (audio) \
plural thongs

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 with the back portion consisting of a narrow strip of cloth that passes between the buttocks and connects with a waistband

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Other Words from thong

thonged \ ˈthȯŋd How to pronounce thonged (audio) \ adjective

Examples of thong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the shots, Henson can be seen posing on a watercraft while wearing a white thong bikini. Gabrielle Chung,, "Taraji P. Henson Rocks a Sexy Thong Bikini to Celebrate Her 50th Birthday: 'Go Off Shawty'," 11 Sep. 2020 Keeping those '90s vibes strong, Bella donned one of the era's most beloved accessories: the visible G-string thong. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Bella Hadid Low-Key Showed Off Her Thong at the 2020 MTV VMAs," 31 Aug. 2020 These thong sandals pamper your feet with a plush, quick-drying footbed. Mark Heim |, al, "Adidas sale offers select shoe styles for under $50, starting tonight," 25 Aug. 2020 The ultra-low-rise style made popular by brands like 7 For All Man Kind and Frankie B. were a wardrobe staple for everyone from Britney Spears to Paris Hilton, but thong-baring denim was not made to celebrate all women's curves. Hanna Flanagan,, "LPA Designer Pia Baroncini on Her New Denim Capsule and What to Expect for Fall Fashion," 12 Aug. 2020 Hanky Panky’s retro thong underwear makes up about 90% of it. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "The Best Underwear Ever Is Marked Down at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale 2020 Right Now," 7 Aug. 2020 For footwear, Turner opted for a casual pair of white thong sandals. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner's Babydoll Minidress Is Perfect for Summer," 13 July 2020 With a barely there feel, G-string underwear provides the least amount of coverage with a very thin thong back and a low rise fit in the front. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, "A Mini Deep Dive of 10 Different Types of Underwear for Women," 15 June 2020 Hanky Panky underwear Upgrade your underwear drawer with a pair (or two or three) of Jennifer Aniston's favorite thong, which is on sale right now at Amazon. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "10 celebrity-loved things you can buy on sale at Amazon right now," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of thong

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thong

Middle English, from Old English thwong; akin to Old Norse thvengr thong

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The first known use of thong was before the 12th century

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18 Sep 2020

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“Thong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of thong

: 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


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Kids Definition of thong

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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