from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strip of cloth worn around the loins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A garment that covers the loins (crotch).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cloth covering for the loins, worn around the hips; -- sometimes worn in tropical areas as the only article of clothing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of stuff, skin, or other material worn as clothing about the loins, or more exactly about the hips.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garment that provides covering for the loins
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Anyone who's got the stones to walk around a European convention center wearing little more than a fur loincloth is okay in my book.
He goes on to make this beautiful statement: A loincloth is something put on the body.
This time the rubber tail is thinner and more flexible than Jake's, and also the loincloth is shorter, so sitting poses are less of a chore to achieve.
One guy was kneeling with his drawn bow, and on his loincloth was a swastika design.
But for my part the loincloth was the main reason to hire him.
There were about a hundred and fifty men, all rather eerily the same size, all of them wearing nothing but a white garment that could only be described as a loincloth.
The point was that since classes as disparate as actors and women wore a 'loincloth' the chances are that others did too.
I must warn you all that I've been slightly discombobulated all day, so much so at times that a discussion about whether "crotch pants" could serve as a synonym for "loincloth" or in fact was a word at all.
These well-preserved examples all differ from our "loincloth" in a number of ways, which may be due to time differences -- Tomb 9 probably dates to the Middle Kingdom -- but it may also have to do with where it was made.
Although we found the coarser "loincloth" and pieces of the fine leather in close proximity, we can see no evidence that they were part of the same garment.