Definition of jockstrap in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjäkˌstrap/


A support or protection for the male genitals, worn especially by athletes.
Example sentences
  • I think, however, that boys should start wearing protective gear like jockstraps even at the 5th grade level.
  • I tried many styles of underwear and jockstraps looking for something to wear that would keep me from chafing when I bike and run.
  • Many Buffalo fans had their jockstraps in knots over the players who left the Bills in the offseason.


Late 19th century: from slang jock 'genitals' (of unknown origin) + strap.

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Syllabification: jock·strap

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