Definition of breechclout in English:



  • North American term for loincloth
    • ‘In the back, I pull the two sides out so that the breechclout covers my bottom like a bathing suit.’
    • ‘The elaborate tassels on the ends of his red breechclout reached below his knees when he stood.’
    • ‘The men wore breechclouts and moccasins, with leggings and a robe to cover themselves in cold weather.’
    • ‘Indian breechclouts and legging pants finished his mismatched uniform of style and fealty.’
    • ‘Sometimes a fitted leather breechclout was worn with flaps in front and back, decorated with quillwork.’