from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See athletic supporter.

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  • n. An athletic supporter worn by men to support the genitals during strenuous exercise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A supporting undergarment for the external genitals worn by men engaging in vigorous athletic sports or strenuous exercise; called also athletic supporter and jock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

jock, male genitals (of unknown origin) + strap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

jock +‎ strap from the earlier forms bike jockey strap and jockey strap.


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