No! I won't buy you a thong. You're too young for that.
Origin of thong
- Middle English from Old English thwong
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English thong, thwong, thwang, from Old English Ã¾wong, Ã¾wang, Ã¾weng, Ã¾wÃ¦ng (“thong, band, strap, cord, strip of leather; phylactery"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾wangiz, *Ã¾wanguz (“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 Ã¾vengur (“strap, thong, latchet").