a strip of material, especially of leather or hide, used to fasten or secure something.
a strip of leather or hide used for whipping; whiplash.
a shoe or slipper fastened to the foot chiefly by a strip of leather or other material passing between the first and second toes and often attaching to another strip of material, as a strap across the instep or around the ankle.
a brief garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks, consisting of a strip of fabric passing between the thighs and attached to a band around the waist.
- thonged, adjective
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How to use thong in a sentence
Years ago, they arrested a woman for wearing a thong bikini there.
Last August, police arrived at a Home Depot after he allegedly wore pink thong underwear as a mask and refused to put on a face covering even after security offered him one.A Florida dad tried to enter a school maskless. When a student confronted him, he assaulted her, police said. | Jaclyn Peiser | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Her duties involved touring college campuses to advertise the app with pizza parties and free thongs and flyers.How Whitney Wolfe Herd Turned a Vision of a Better Internet Into a Billion-Dollar Brand | Charlotte Alter/Austin | March 19, 2021 | Time
When he turns around, he revealed an American flag worn like a thong.Inside London's Underground Burlesque and Fetish Scene | Liza Foreman | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A middle-aged man was severely injured in a previous grenade attack on Friday around Banthat thong Road, and subsequently died.
The replica is part of a set that also includes an equally bejeweled Dream Angels thong cashing in at $58.Beyonce Releases Model-Filled Music Video; Victoria's Secret Sells Replica 'Fantasy Bra' | The Fashion Beast Team | December 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Rihanna has emerged and triumphed once more—this time in a denim thong.Rihanna Teaches Miley Cyrus How to Twerk in Sexy Video for ‘Pour It Up’ | Amy Zimmerman | October 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Women send photos of cleavage, the ever popular ass-in-thong shot, and much more.Why Do Men Send Dick Pictures? The Schlong Has No Chance | Aurora Snow | July 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He placed the end of a straight stick against the thong, drew it strongly back and released it.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
He chose a longer, springier piece of wood, bent it into a bow, and strung it with a longer thong.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
With his knife he quickly severed the thong that bound one of them, and the dull, red gold gleamed back in the flickering light!A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
As he stooped to grasp the thong, it was whisked from under his hand, and the pony galloped beyond his reach.The Young Ranchers | Edward S. Ellis
Frazer always wore an ancient military hat with a leather thong at the back of his head drawn tight across his flowing hair.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek | George W. Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for thong
a thin strip of leather or other material, such as one used for lashing things together
a whip or whiplash, esp one made of leather
US, Canadian, Australian and NZ the usual name for flip-flop (def. 5)
a skimpy article of beachwear, worn by men or women, consisting of thin strips of leather or cloth attached to a piece of material that covers the genitals while leaving the buttocks bare
a similar item of underwear
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