Meaning and Origin
What does the name Thong mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Thong is of Vietnamese origin and means "To be intelligent".
- A submission from Belgium says the name Thong means "Wisdom" and is of Vietnamese origin.
Etymology: OE. thong þwong thwang, AS. þwang; akin to Icel. þvengr a thong, latchet. √57. Cf. Twinge
- A backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
- 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
- Leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
- A thin strip of leather; often used to lash things together
- Underpants resembling a G-string; worn by women especially under very tight pants ("she wore thongs in her quest for the callipygian ideal")
From Middle English thong, thwong, thwang, from Old English þwong, þwang, þweng, þwæng (“thong, band, strap, cord, strip of leather; phylactery”), from Proto-Germanic *þwangiz, *þwanguz (“coercion, constraint, band, clamp, strap”), from Proto-Indo-European *twenk- (“to squeeze, press, pressure”). Cognate with Scots thwang, thwayng, thang (“thong”), Middle Low German dwenge (“clamp, jaws, steel-trap”), German Zwinge (“vise, clamp”), Norwegian dialectal tveng (“shoestrap, shoelace”), Icelandic þvengur (“strap, thong, latchet”).
- A strip of leather.
- (usually in the plural, Australia, US) An item of footwear, usually of rubber, secured by two straps which join to pass between the big toe and its neighbour.
- (Britain, US, New Zealand) An undergarment or swimwear consisting of very narrow strips designed to cover just the genitals and nothing more.
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- The largest section of a bullwhip constructed of many straps of braided leather.