Definition of thong noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//θɒŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//θɔːŋ//
    , NAmE//θɑːŋ//
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  1. 1 a narrow strip of leather that is used to fasten something or as a whip
  2. 2 a pair of women’s knickers or men’s underpants that has only a very narrow strip of cloth, like a string, at the back
  3. 3 (North American English, Australian English, New Zealand English) = flip-flop
  4. Word OriginOld English thwang, thwong, of Germanic origin; related to German Zwang ‘compulsion’.
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