Share this entry
jockstrap Syllabification: jock·strap
Pronunciation: /ˈjäkˌstrap/

Definition of jockstrap in English:


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.

Definition of jockstrap in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources