thong

noun
\ˈthȯŋ \

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

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Other Words from thong

thonged \ˈthȯŋd \ adjective

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In an Instagram post on November 16, Emily shared a photo of herself in a burgundy bra with a matching thong, casually lounging in a store between a shelf of potato chips and a fridge stocked with soda and Red Bull. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Teases Lingerie Collection M/RATA," 17 Nov. 2018 Kim posts a full-frontal pic wearing nothing but controversial cornrows, a luxe fur coat, and a teeny tiny thong. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Here's Every Single Time Kim Kardashian Has Posted Naked Pics on Instagram," 19 July 2018 But that doesn't make your much loved thongs 100-percent healthy to wear at all times, according to Jill Rabin, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "13 Times You Should Never Wear a Thong," 28 Apr. 2015 Scott posted the scandalous photo of Sophia in a very teeny black thong while the couple seemed to take in the sights together. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Here's a Complete Timeline of Scott Disick and Sofia Richie's Relationship," 12 July 2018 The Teen Mom 2 star, 26, shared a photo of herself standing on her hotel balcony wearing nothing but a black thong with a white towel clutched to her chest. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Kailyn Lowry Shares a Nearly Nude Photo as She Calls for Female Empowerment While on Vacation," 5 Apr. 2018 Hypersexual Turtlenecks Are a Fashion Week Trend Some are sheer, some are slashed, some are thongs. Jordan Crucchiola, The Cut, "Ironically, Netflix Is Adding a Marie Kondo Series," 14 Feb. 2018 Like with most everyday pieces in your wardrobe, your thong and brief stash needs to be replenished frequently (every six months to a year, to be precise). Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Best Underwear for Every Occasion," 12 June 2018 Few sartorial sins violate good taste as much as wearing leggings outside the gym (though strolling about in a visible thong comes close). Rebecca Malinsky And, WSJ, "Once and for All: Are Leggings Pants?," 3 July 2018

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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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thong

noun

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

thong

noun
\ˈthȯŋ \

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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