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 (brēch′klôth′, -klŏth′) also breech·clout (-klout′)
A cloth worn to cover the loins; a loincloth.
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Noun1.breechclout - a garment that provides covering for the loins
dhoti - a long loincloth worn by Hindu men
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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Relatedly, although Frenchmen often did wear Native American-style dress such as breechclouts and leggings on their travels into the woods, this dress style was not permanent.
Men wore breechclouts and had feathers in their hair; women wore sleeveless short dresses, and some had black braids.
This issue's GLIMPSES by Mark Thiel, archivist for Native American Collections at Marquette University, presents a look at the early days of breechclouts.
However, during the 17th through 19th centuries, trousers or pants and trunks gradually replaced breechclouts for daily use as modesty standards and men's clothing styles shifted under European influence.