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waistcloth

[ weyst-klawth, -kloth ]

noun

, plural waist·cloths [weyst, -klaw, th, z, -klo, th, z, -klawths, -kloths].
  1. a loincloth.


waistcloth

/ ˈweɪstˌklɒθ /

noun

  1. obsolete.
    another word for loincloth


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Word History and Origins

Origin of waistcloth1

First recorded in 1605–15; waist + cloth

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Example Sentences

There we stripped off our outer garments till Bes was naked save for his waistcloth and I was clad only in a jerkin.

No covering beyond that of a waistcloth, was worn by the Javanese boatmen, and but an additional breastcloth, by the females.

He was dressed in all the dignity of a woollen shirt, with a piece of fine "tapa" for a waistcloth, feet and legs bare.

Some village Sikhs wear a tahband or waistcloth instead of the kach.

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

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