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thong

 (thông, thŏng)
n.
1. A narrow strip, as of leather, used for binding or lashing.
2. A whip of plaited leather or cord.
3. A sandal held on the foot by a strip that fits between the first and second toes and is connected to a strap usually passing over the top or around the sides of the foot.
4. A garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks, consisting of a narrow strip of fabric that passes between the thighs supported by a waistband.

[Middle English, from Old English thwong.]

thong

(θɒŋ)
n
1. a thin strip of leather or other material, such as one used for lashing things together
2. a whip or whiplash, esp one made of leather
3. (Clothing & Fashion) US and Canadian and Austral and NZ the usual name for flip-flop5
4. (Clothing & Fashion) 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
5. (Clothing & Fashion) a similar item of underwear
[Old English thwang; related to Old High German dwang reins, Old Norse thvengr strap]

thong

(θɔŋ, θɒŋ)

n.
1. a narrow strip, esp. of leather or hide, used to fasten or secure something.
2. a strip of leather or hide used for whipping.
3. a shoe or slipper fastened to the foot by a strip of leather or the like that passes between the first two toes.
4. 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.
[before 950; Old English thwong; akin to Old Norse thvengr strap, thvinga to compel]

thong

A garment worn for swimming or sunbathing, consisting of thin strips of material that cover the genitals but leave the buttocks bare.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thong - leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
leather strip - implement consisting of a strip of leather
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
2.thong - underpants resembling a G-string; worn by women especially under very tight pants; "she wore thongs in her quest for the callipygian ideal"
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
3.thong - a thin strip of leather; often used to lash things together
leather strip - implement consisting of a strip of leather
4.thong - minimal clothing worn by stripteasersthong - minimal clothing worn by stripteasers; a narrow strip of fabric that covers the pubic area, passes between the thighs, and is supported by a waistband
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
5.thong - a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toethong - a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
sandal - a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
Translations
nahkahihnastringittangavarvassandaalit

thong

[θɒŋ] N
1. (= strap) → correa f
2. (= sandal) → chancleta f

thong

[ˈθɒŋ]
n
(= strip) (of leather, plastic, rubber)lanière f
(= underwear) → string m
thongs npl (mainly US) (= flip-flops) → tongs fpl

thong

n
(of whip)Peitschenschnur f, → Peitschenriemen m; (= fastening)Lederriemen m
(US: = flip-flop) → Badelatsche f (inf), → Gummilatsche f (inf)
(= G-string)Tangaslip m

thong

[θɒŋ] nlaccio or cinghia di cuoio
References in classic literature ?
All resistance had been rendered impossible to him by what was then called, in the style of the criminal chancellery, "the vehemence and firmness of the bonds" which means that the thongs and chains probably cut into his flesh; moreover, it is a tradition of jail and wardens, which has not been lost, and which the handcuffs still preciously preserve among us, a civilized, gentle, humane people (the galleys and the guillotine in parentheses).
Behind her, depending from the roof upon rawhide thongs, and stretching entirely across the cave, was a row of human skeletons.
I left them securely fastened, I know, for I felt the thongs and examined the knots when I was at the hunt.
I was suffering considerable pain where the rawhide thongs cut into my swollen flesh.
In every other way they were our friends--one might almost say our devoted slaves--but when it was suggested that they should help us to make and carry a plank which would bridge the chasm, or when we wished to get from them thongs of leather or liana to weave ropes which might help us, we were met by a good-humored, but an invincible, refusal.
I had never seen anything in that trunk but old boots and spurs and pistols, and a fascinating mixture of yellow leather thongs, cartridges, and shoemaker's wax.
That is to say, your conversation, which is agreeable enough over a well baked buffaloe's hump, and these damnable thongs of hide, which, according to my experience, can be pleasant nowhere.
Kotuko was run away from once or twice through forgetting to block the sleigh when he stopped; and he broke many lashings, and ruined a few thongs before he could be trusted with a full team of eight and the light sleigh.
Sandals, bound with thongs made of boars' hide, protected the feet, and a roll of thin leather was twined artificially round the legs, and, ascending above the calf, left the knees bare, like those of a Scottish Highlander.
As the brute leaped past Tarzan to clutch his victim, the ape-man gave one superhuman wrench at the thongs that held him.
This is then divided into separate parcels, which, after being made up into stout packages, enveloped in successive folds of leaves, and bound round with thongs of bark, are stored away in large receptacles hollowed in the earth, from whence they are drawn as occasion may require.
This was done after the Indian fashion, by drawing up the edges of the skin with thongs, and keeping them distended by sticks or thwart pieces.