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thong / [unvoicedth]ông; [unvoicedth]äng/ • n. 1. a narrow strip of leather or other material, used esp. as a fastening or as the lash of a whip. 2. an item of clothing fastened by or including such a narrow strip, in particular: ∎  a skimpy bathing suit or pair of underpants like a G-string. ∎  another term for flip-flop (sense 1). • v. [tr.] archaic flog or lash (someone) with a whip. DERIVATIVES: thonged adj. thong·y adj.

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thong OE. þwang, þwong (þong XIII) = MLG. dwank constraint, OHG. dwang rein (MHG. dwanc, twanc, G. zwang), f. Gmc. *þwang-.

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