loin cloth


[loin-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural loincloths [loin-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths] .
a piece of cloth worn around the loins or hips, especially in tropical regions as the only item of clothing.

1855–60; loin + cloth

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loincloth (ˈlɔɪnˌklɒθ)
Also called: breechcloth a piece of cloth worn round the loins

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1859, from loin + cloth.
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