Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A narrow loincloth supported by a waistband; a breechcloth.
  • n. A similar garment, usually decorated, that is worn especially by stripteasers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. On a stringed musical instrument, the string that produces the note of G.
  • n. A scant covering for the genitalia, especially one worn by a stripper.
  • n. A type of loincloth or breech cloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a patch of cloth attached to and supported by string-like cords, worn over the hips, and serving to cover only the pubic area; -- often worn by stripteasers.
  • n. A small covering for the loins.
  • n. A transmission line consisting a single wire coated with dielectric, thus permitting surface-wave propagation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first string on the bass viol, the third on the violoncello, viola, and guitar, and the fourth on the violin: so called because tuned to the tone G.
  • n. A narrow strip of cloth worn as a breeeh-clout. J. Mooney, Child life: in Cyc. of Indian Tribes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The pictures included one of the gun and others of him holding the gun and wearing a red G-string.

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  • He is also one of the stars of The Winter's Tale, a production first seen in 2005, which features Bell as a bare-chested Gary Glitter of an Autolycus, who can strip a shepherd down to a G-string while he keeps him talking.

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  • Until approximately 4 o'clock Ms. West was wearing a G-string.

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  • On the G-string he often produces a more husky sound, like that of an aging blues singer.

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  • And how could you not pay attention to latex lingerie by Atsuko Kudo, lace looks by Carine Gilson and aerialists wearing Seven Bar's Y panty, a G-string with a heart-shaped knot at the center, flying through Cipriani 42nd Street.

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  • For a Cause "Empowering women on a G-string, rather than a shoe-string" was the strange if catchy slogan on the invitation for Thursday's first Lingerie New York couture fashion show presented by the beach resort Freedom Bay St. Lucia.

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  • The next day he developed photos of various poses in a red G-string, his Glock semi-automatic in hand.

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  • The deterministic musing could have easily been Loughner's as he took undeveloped film of himself posing in a G-string with a Glock over his privates to Walgreens for prints.

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  • Yeah, I don't feel that comfortable being on the runway with a G-string.

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  • Another Essex girl is insulted so abruptly by the judging panel for not being "hungry" enough for fame that she loses her temper, lifts her dress to reveal a G-string and presents her barely concealed vulva to Katie Price.

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