- 1A narrow strip of leather or other material, used especially as a fastening or as the lash of a whip.More example sentences
- A wooden ladder lashed together with leather thongs led into a hole into the ceiling above.
- The assortment of straps and leather thongs and long, heavy stirrups annoyed him.
- He managed adequately, though, in subzero temperatures by wrapping his feet in meal sacks which were nailed to his 12-foot long skis and lashed in place with leather thongs.
- 2A skimpy bathing garment or pair of knickers like a G-string: [as modifier]: by day it’s miniskirts and by the pool thong bikinisMore example sentences
- Some spider thongs, suspender G-strings, and skimpy tops come with a warning that they aren't for everyone.
- The women favor skimpy bikinis with a thong cut.
- Confidence evaporating, I dive to my right to escape and find myself in ladies lingerie amid a kaleidoscopic array of skimpy bras, thongs and fishnets.
- 3North American & Australian A light sandal or flip-flop.More example sentences
- As well, skip the sandals and stick to thongs or flip-flops.
- Get your feet on the coolest loafers, lounges, sandals, thongs, and sneakers of the season, and be a step ahead of the rest.
- Style is not necessarily synonymous with formal, making it possible for you to give casual shoes like thongs, slides and sneakers a try.
verb[with object] • archaic Back to top
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- Roughly made thonged sandals were worn only in lowland areas where the terrain was rocky.
- It's hard to keep the three sun-hungry Seattle guys off the long golden beaches where the thonged girls are.
Old English thwang, thwong, of Germanic origin; related to German Zwang 'compulsion'. Compare with whang.