loincloth

[ loin-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈlɔɪnˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /

noun, plural loin·cloths [loin-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈlɔɪnˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

a piece of cloth worn around the loins or hips, especially in tropical regions as the only item of clothing.

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Origin of loincloth

First recorded in 1855–60; loin + cloth

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British Dictionary definitions for loincloth

loincloth
/ (ˈlɔɪnˌklɒθ) /

noun

a piece of cloth worn round the loinsAlso called: breechcloth
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