Jockstrap



[jok-strap] /ˈdʒɒkˌstræp/

noun
1.
an elasticized belt, a men’s undergarment, with a pouch for supporting and protecting the genitals, worn especially while participating in athletics.
/ˈdʒɒkˌstræp/
noun
1.
an elasticated belt with a pouch worn by men, esp athletes, to support the genitals Also called athletic support
n.

also jock-strap, “supporter of the male genital organs, used in sports,” 1897, with strap (n.) + jock slang for “penis” c.1650-c.1850, probably from Jock, the nickname for John, which was used generically for “common man” from c.1500.

noun

verb

To make one’s living in the less glamorous and lucrative reaches of professional sports: He spent a couple of years jockstrapping in the minor leagues (1960s+)

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