Loincloth
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British pronunciation/lˈɔ‍ɪŋklɒθ/
American pronunciation/ˈɫɔɪnˌkɫɔθ/
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a simple piece of cloth that covers the genitals and is worn as an undergarment

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A loincloth is a simple garment worn by men and women in various cultures throughout history. It is a rectangular or triangular piece of fabric that is wrapped around the waist and covers the genitals. Loincloths can be made of various materials such as cotton, silk, or leather, and were often decorated with embroidery, beads, or other ornaments. They were commonly worn in warm climates where clothing needed light and breathable and sometimes used as undergarments in colder climates. In many cultures, loincloths were associated with ritual or religious activities and were worn by priests or warriors during ceremonies or battles.

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