jock strap

jockstrap

[jok-strap]
noun
an elasticized belt, a men's undergarment, with a pouch for supporting and protecting the genitals, worn especially while participating in athletics.
Also called athletic supporter.


Origin:
1895–1900; jock male organ (variant of jack1 male; see Jock) + strap

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jockstrap (ˈdʒɒkˌstræp)
 
n
Also called: athletic support an elasticated belt with a pouch worn by men, esp athletes, to support the genitals
 
[C20: from slang jock penis + strap]

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