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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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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Example sentences
Until then, for example, anyone competing in a powerlifting event was required to wear a jockstrap.
Oh yeah, don't forget to wear your jockstrap on the outside of your pants and steal your grandfathers cane.
The word literally means waist purse but seems to have rude connotations along the lines of jockstrap carrier.
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