gee-string

gee-string

[jee-string]
noun
Also, gee string.
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G-string

[jee-string]
noun
1.
a loincloth or breechcloth, usually secured by a cord at the waist.
2.
such a garment made of a narrow strip of decorative fabric and worn by striptease entertainers.
Also, gee-string, gee string.


Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; origin uncertain

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G-string
 
n
1.  a piece of cloth attached to a narrow waistband covering the pubic area, worn esp by strippers
2.  a strip of cloth attached to the front and back of a waistband and covering the loins
3.  music a string tuned to G, such as the lowest string of a violin

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G-string
1878, geestring, "loincloth worn by American Indian," originally the string that holds it up, etymology unknown. The spelling with G (1891) is perhaps from influence of violin string tuned to a G (in this sense G string is first recorded 1831). First used of women's attire 1936, with reference to strip-teasers.
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