What does thong mean?

Definitions for thong
θɔŋ, θɒŋthong

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word thong.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lash, thongnoun

    leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

  2. thongnoun

    underpants resembling a G-string; worn by women especially under very tight pants

    "she wore thongs in her quest for the callipygian ideal"

  3. thongnoun

    a thin strip of leather; often used to lash things together

  4. G-string, thongnoun

    minimal clothing worn by stripteasers; a narrow strip of fabric that covers the pubic area, passes between the thighs, and is supported by a waistband

  5. flip-flop, thongnoun

    a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe


  1. thongnoun

    A strip of leather.

  2. thongnoun

    An item of footwear, usually of rubber, secured by two straps mounted between the big toe and its neighbour.

  3. thongnoun

    An undergarment or swimwear consisting of very narrow strips designed to cover just the genitals and nothing more.

  4. Etymology: Akin to Old Norse þvengr.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thongnoun

    A strap, or string of leather.

    Etymology: þrang, þrong , Saxon.

    The Tuscan king
    Laid by the lance and took him to the sling;
    Thrice whirl’d the thong about his head, and threw
    The heated lead half melted as it flew. John Dryden, Æn.

    The ancient cestus only consisted of so many large thongs about the hand, without any lead at the end. Addison.

    The smiths and armourers on palfreys ride,
    And nails for loosen’d spears, and thongs for shields provide. John Dryden, Knight’s Tale.


  1. thong

    A thong is a type of underwear, swimsuit, or footwear that is typically designed with a narrow strip of material that passes between the buttocks and is attached to a band around the hips. The design leaves the buttocks exposed and provides minimal coverage and support. In footwear, it refers to a type of sandal that features a thin strap passing between the big and second toes, securely attached to the sole at the front and back of the foot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thongnoun

    a strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening anything


  1. Thong

    The thong is a garment generally worn as either underwear or as a swimsuit in many industrialized societies around the world. It may also be worn for traditional ceremonies or competitions such as sumo wrestling. Viewed from the front, the thong typically resembles a bikini bottom, but at the back the material is reduced to a minimum. Thongs are almost always designed to cover the genitals, pubic hair, anus, and perineum, and leave part or most of the buttocks uncovered. The back of the garment typically consists of a thin waistband and a thin strip of material, designed to be worn between the buttocks, that connects the middle of the waistband with the bottom front of the garment. It is also used as a descriptive term in other types of garment, such as a bodysuit, bodystocking, leotard or onepiece swimsuit in the context, "thong backed." One type of thong is the G-string, the back of which consists only of a string. The two terms G-string and thong are often used interchangeably; however, they can refer to distinct pieces of clothing. Thongs come in a variety of styles depending on the thickness, material, or type of the rear portion of fabric and are available for both men and women throughout most of the world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thong

    thong, n. a piece or strap of leather to fasten anything. [A.S. thwang.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. THONG

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Thong is ranked #19581 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Thong surname appeared 1,378 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Thong.

    92.5% or 1,275 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.8% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 34 total occurrences were Black.
    1.2% or 17 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thong in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of thong in a Sentence

  1. Kasetsart University:

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn kindly wished that Khun Thong Daeng's lineage be extended so that the people may remember late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Khun Thong Daeng.

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