- an elasticized belt, a men's undergarment, with a pouch for supporting and protecting the genitals, worn especially while participating in athletics.
Origin of jockstrap
Examples from the Web for jockstrap
There was a man in a jockstrap with a fingerlike thing hanging down from his crotch.When Hollywood Flirted with Porn: 1969, ‘Myra Breckinridge,’ ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,’ & 20th Century Fox
February 1, 2014
- an elasticated belt with a pouch worn by men, esp athletes, to support the genitalsAlso called: athletic support
Word Origin and History for jockstrap
also jock-strap, "supporter of the male genital organs, used in sports," 1897, with strap (n.) + jock slang for "penis" c.1650-c.1850, probably from Jock, the nickname for John, which was used generically for "common man" from c.1500.