loincloth loincloth n. A cloth covering for the loins, worn around the hips; -- sometimes worn in tropical areas as the only article of clothing.

Syn: breechcloth, breechclout, G-string. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • loincloth — 1859, from LOIN (Cf. loin) + CLOTH (Cf. cloth) …   Etymology dictionary

  • loincloth — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of cloth wrapped round the hips, typically worn by men in some hot countries as their only garment …   English terms dictionary

  • loincloth — [loin′klôth΄] n. a cloth worn about the loins, as by some peoples in warm climates …   English World dictionary

  • Loincloth — A loincloth is a one piece male garment, sometimes kept in place by a belt, which covers the genitals and, at least partially, the buttocks.History and typesLoincloths are and have been worn: *in societies where no other clothing is needed or… …   Wikipedia

  • loincloth —   Malo, malo kai, malo kea, malo wai.   Also: a ahu makaloa, kapeke.    ♦ The loincloth of the handsome one … tie on the loincloth curved like the moon, the sea loincloth, loincloth of the chief. Stand, gird on your loincloth (UL 35–36)! Ka malo… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • loincloth — UK [ˈlɔɪnˌklɒθ] / US [ˈlɔɪnˌklɔθ] noun [countable] Word forms loincloth : singular loincloth plural loincloths a piece of cloth that men in some hot countries wear to cover the part of their body below the waist …   English dictionary

  • loincloth — [[t]lɔ͟ɪnklɒθ, AM klɔːθ[/t]] loincloths N COUNT A loincloth is a piece of cloth sometimes worn by men in order to cover their sexual parts, especially in countries when it is too hot to wear anything else …   English dictionary

  • loincloth — noun Date: 1859 a cloth worn about the loins often as the sole article of clothing in warm climates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • loincloth — /loyn klawth , kloth /, n., pl. loincloths / klawdhz , klodhz , klawths , kloths /. a piece of cloth worn around the loins or hips, esp. in tropical regions as the only item of clothing. [1855 60; LOIN + CLOTH] * * * ▪ clothing       usually, a… …   Universalium

  • loincloth — noun A garment that covers the loins (crotch) …   Wiktionary

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