Meaning of loincloth in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɔɪnklɒθ/

Translate loincloth into Spanish


  • A single piece of cloth wrapped round the hips, typically worn by men in some hot countries as their only garment.

    ‘Women specialized in making clothing, such as ponchos, loincloths, and skirts.’
    • ‘He wore a leather loincloth, fur leggings, a fur garment, a grass cape, a fur hat and leather shoes stuffed with grass.’
    • ‘It was a sea of horrible toga tank tops, and those double-slit skirts that resemble loincloths.’
    • ‘The men and young boys wore loincloths and shirts, with a few in long pants.’
    • ‘Before European colonization, typical clothing was a loincloth for men and a skirt of natural fibers for women.’
    • ‘He wore no shirt or apron, only a large loincloth fastened to his waist by a wide leather belt.’
    • ‘Men from the interior villages may wear only a loincloth or dress in elegant white or brightly colored robes that sweep along the ground.’
    • ‘He begs for food and wears only a loincloth and a cloak, shunning the townspeople and becoming a wretched figure with unkempt hair and long fingernails.’
    • ‘Throughout the country men have, for the most part, replaced the traditional loincloth with T-shirts and dashikis.’
    • ‘He is teased at his new school for wearing his traditional loincloth, called a dhoti.’
    • ‘Formerly, Sumu and Miskito women made loincloths and skirts from pounded tree bark or locally woven cotton.’
    • ‘In rural areas, women commonly wear a loincloth tied around the waist, and a blouse.’
    • ‘A section of bark cloth was worn as a loincloth by men or as a waistcloth by women.’
    • ‘Dressed in a simple loincloth, first the men shower with cold water, then clean their teeth with a small twig from the neem tree.’
    • ‘I was a little puzzled why Harper came to the debate dressed only in a loincloth and carrying a sharp stick.’
    • ‘In the twentieth century, the men's loincloths were made of a bright red cloth obtained from the criollos (Venezuelans of mixed descent).’
    • ‘A case along the back wall held five large cloths and two long, narrow loincloths.’
    • ‘This latter thin man, I should say, was bronze, and six inches tall; he was also wearing a bronze loincloth and a bronze circlet of thorns.’
    • ‘He wore a loincloth of dyed linen and donned a thin robe over his athletic body.’
    • ‘He wore a simple loincloth and more than a dozen bracelets, anklets and other assorted jewellery.’