waistcloth

[ weyst-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈweɪstˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
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noun, plural waist·cloths [weyst-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈweɪstˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

a loincloth.

Nearby words

  1. waist of heart,
  2. waist pack,
  3. waist-deep,
  4. waist-high,
  5. waistband,
  6. waistcoat,
  7. waistcoating,
  8. waisted,
  9. waistline,
  10. wait

Origin of waistcloth

First recorded in 1605–15; waist + cloth

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British Dictionary definitions for waistcloth

waistcloth

/ (ˈweɪstˌklɒθ) /

noun

obsolete another word for loincloth
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