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
The Kacs have driven off Snow White (a pretty young thong-wearing co-ed), the nice widow two doors down and the gay couple across the way.
Not so much considering most dudes don't wear thongs on the regular.
Women have thong bottoms, why shouldn't men have Speedos?
As evidenced by the photos Newman included, Jenkins' one-piece swimsuit was definitely not a thong.
As evidenced by the photos Newman included, Jenkins's one-piece swimsuit was definitely not a thong.
So Zuccarini recommends packing matching sets of bras and panties in a range of coverage like strapless and thongs to comfier, every-day undergarments.
Many parade goers dressed up for the occasion, sporting rainbow clothing from wings to stiletto heels and thongs.
Also: twerking, thongs and foam dance parties galore.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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