Thong Definition

thông, thŏng
A narrow strip of leather, etc. used as a lace, strap, etc.
Webster's New World
A whiplash, as of plaited strips of hide.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
A kind of bikini swimsuit bottom having only a narrow strip of fabric that goes between the legs and attaches in back to a waistband, so as to show the buttocks.
Webster's New World

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Origin of Thong

  • From Middle English thong, thwong, thwang, from Old English þwong, þwang, þweng, þwæng (“thong, band, strap, cord, strip of leather; phylactery"), from Proto-Germanic *þwangiz, *þwanguz (“coercion, constraint, band, clamp, strap"), from Proto-Indo-European *twenk- (“to squeeze, press, pressure"). Cognate with Scots thwang, thwayng, thang (“thong"), Middle Low German dwenge (“clamp, jaws, steel-trap"), German Zwinge (“vise, clamp"), Norwegian dialectal tveng (“shoestrap, shoelace"), Icelandic þvengur (“strap, thong, latchet").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English thwong

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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