jock strap


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.

1895–1900; jock male organ (variant of jack1 male; see Jock) + strap Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
jockstrap (ˈdʒɒkˌstræp)
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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Slang Dictionary

jockstrap definition

  1. n.
    and jockstrapper. an athlete. (From the name of the supporting garment worn by male athletes.) : The jockstrappers are all at practice now.
  2. in.
    to work as a professional athlete. : I jockstrapped for a few years and then lost my interest in it.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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