thong

noun \ ˈthȯŋ \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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

thonged

play \ˈthȯŋd\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of thong

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


THONG Defined for English Language Learners

thong

noun

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

thong

noun \ ˈthȯŋ \

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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