[weyst-klawth, -kloth]

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

a loincloth.

Origin of waistcloth

First recorded in 1605–15; waist + cloth
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Examples from the Web for waistcloth

Historical Examples of waistcloth

  • Here, take this dollar, and tie it up in the corner of your waistcloth.

  • For instance, they have doors and verandahs to their huts, work skins perfectly, and wear a waistcloth and not a moocha.

    Maiwa's Revenge

    H. Rider Haggard

  • He spoke quite calmly, and thrust his hands into his waistcloth to make certain that his weapons were there.

  • Quick as lightning Jim dived his hand into his waistcloth, only to discover that his father had his revolver.

  • The Dyak men wear a waistcloth which is made either of the soft inner bark of a tree, or else of cotton cloth.

    Children of Borneo

    Edwin Herbert Gomes

British Dictionary definitions for waistcloth



obsolete another word for loincloth
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