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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 ?
From the thong which held them stretched another to the dead hand of the little old woman; as I touched the cord the skeletons swung to the motion with a noise as of the rustling of dry leaves.
In the mean time, Mohegan had been examining, with an Indian’s sagacity, the place where the leather thong had been separated.
Hist"--said the trapper, cutting with great dexterity and rapidity the thong, which bound one of the arms of Paul to his body, and dropping his knife at the same time within reach of the liberated hand.
When the yelpings grew too loud Kotuko lazily rolled off the sleeping-bench, and picked up a whip with an eighteen-inch handle of springy whalebone, and twenty-five feet of heavy, plaited thong.
This personage had the same sort of sandals with his companion, but instead of the roll of leather thong, his legs were cased in a sort of gaiters, of which one was red and the other yellow.
About the neck of each dog he had fastened a leather thong.
FOR AN INSTANT I STOOD THERE THINKING OF HER, and then, with a sigh, I tucked the book in the thong that supported my loin cloth, and turned to leave the apartment.
Tarzan untied the thong which held the mouth of the leathern bag closed, and permitted the contents to trickle slowly forth into his open palm.
He seemed to forget the hatchet dangling by its aurochs-hide thong at his hip, as I forgot, for the moment, the dagger in my hand.
She told the vision to go to the house of Ulysses, and to make Penelope leave off crying, so it came into her room by the hole through which the thong went for pulling the door to, and hovered over her head saying,
He told us that his legs were marked by great weals, where the thong had wound round, as if he had been flogged with a whip.
At first he relinquished his hold of Alice; then he caught up a thong of buckskin, which had been used around some bundle, and when he beheld his enemy with his two arms pinned to his side by the iron muscles of the scout, he rushed upon him, and effectually secured them there.