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jockstrap

[ jok-strap ]
/ ˈdʒɒkˌstræp /
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noun
an elasticized belt, a men's undergarment, with a pouch for supporting and protecting the genitals, worn especially while participating in athletics.
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Also called athletic supporter .

Origin of jockstrap

First recorded in 1895–1900; jock “male organ” (variant of jack1 “male”; see Jock) + strap
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British Dictionary definitions for jockstrap

jockstrap
/ (ˈdʒɒkˌstræp) /

noun
an elasticated belt with a pouch worn by men, esp athletes, to support the genitalsAlso called: athletic support

Word Origin for jockstrap

C20: from slang jock penis + strap
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