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Etymology Edit

From a variant of earlier strope (loop on a harness), from Middle English strope, stropp, from Late Old English strop, stropp (a band, thong, strap; oar-thong) and Old French estrope (strap, loop on a harness), both from Latin stroppus, struppus (strap), from Ancient Greek στρόφος (stróphos, rope), from στρέφω (stréphō, to twist), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *strebʰ- (compare Proto-Germanic *struppōną (to twist, writhe)). Cognate with Scots strap, strop (strap, band, thong), Dutch strop (noose, strop, loop), Low German Strop (strap), German Struppe, Strüppe, Strippe (string, cord), Danish strop (strap), Swedish stropp (strap, loop).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /stɹæp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æp

Noun Edit

strap (countable and uncountable, plural straps)

  1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 7, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      The patter of feet, and clatter of strap and swivel, seemed to swell into a bewildering din, but they were almost upon the fielato offices, where the carretera entered the town, before a rifle flashed.
    1. A strap worn on the shoulder.
  2. A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
  3. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
  5. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
    1. (carpentry, machinery) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
    2. (nautical) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
  6. (botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
  7. (botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
  8. (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
  9. (slang, uncountable, archaic) Credit offered to a customer, especially for alcoholic drink.
  10. (slang, LGBT) A strap-on.
    • 2021 November 8, Addie Tsai, AKALAC, “To Strap Or Not To Strap — That Is The Question”, in Autostraddle[2], archived from the original on 2021-11-08, Lesbian Sex‎[3]:
      After that, I graduated up to my first serious queer relationship where I learned the ropes. The first partner who strapped me made it everything I had wished for. She was thoughtful, patient, and would take her cues from how I responded. It was the complete opposite of my first sexual experience which was deeply disappointing and harmful. She bought a new strap just for us — a purple one with a Black harness. She had trouble putting it on, and it was important to her that she didn’t get dressed in front of me. As she struggled in the bathroom with the door open I laughed. “Don’t look!” she screamed as I heard her adorably grunt. She refused my giggly filled offer of help but that little moment beautifully eased the mood for my first time, releasing the tension I felt at being awkward and so new to strap-on sex, especially with a partner who had over a decade more experience than me.
    • 2022 March 26, Negesti Kaudo, quoting Cleo, “28 Strap-On Dildos And Harnesses Because "Woo, You A Pegga"”, in BuzzFeed[4], archived from the original on 2022-03-26, Sex Toys‎[5]:
      18. A strap-on harness fit for a queen because of its faux leather design and plush lining for comfortable wear. This easy-to-adjust harness fits hips up to 64 inches wide and offers a crotchless and open-back style, so you can let your creativity run wild.
      The harness also includes three O-rings in different sizes to support a variety of dildo bases.
      Peepshow Toys is an immigrant-owned sex toy boutique that promotes sex-positivity and education by only selling products created with body-safe and non-toxic materials.
      Promising review: "This strap is so stunning✨ Super high quality, and durable!! I’m a bigger girl, and the size it was pre-measured at was great with plenty of space for expansion. Highly recommend in the red color!!" —Cleo
    • 2022 June 29, Archie Bongiovanni, “The Best Sex Toys For Trans Folks and Non-Binary Horndogs”, in Vice Media[6], archived from the original on 2022-06-29[7]:
      One of the side effects of strap-on sex is that sore pelvic bone feeling you get after pounding into a hungry body. Silicone dildos might feel amazing inside, but they have a tendency to hit and rub against the most delicate parts of the person wearing the strap.
  11. (journalism) Synonym of strapline
  12. (slang, professional wrestling, with "the") A championship belt, or by extension, the title.
    • 2001 January 31, Greg Stinson, “WWF fans actually know the WWF sucks”, in[8] (Usenet), message-ID <KTUd6.209692$>:
      David Arquette was given the belt because he's a celebrity. Period. I wasn't that upset about it because even the on-air product treated it as laughable. It was a "fluke" that Arquette managed to grab the strap, and he held it for less than a week. But there was no point in it....that I do agree with.
    • 2015, Arnold Furious, “Unforgiven 2002”, in The Complete WWE Guide Volume #6, →ISBN, page 60:
      During 2002, Triple H began this run of title defences of the Big Gold Belt. He'd basically been given the strap earlier in the month and there was a feeling he didn't deserve it.
    • 2017 April 11, Jason Todd!!!, “if multiple people are coming forth saying jbl harassed them, why doesn't vince fire his ass?”, in[9] (Usenet), message-ID <>:
      When people like me were deserting the WWE during the championship reign of JBL, "The Wrestling God", Vince didn't take the strap off of him. He's certainly not going to do anything because of this little piffle.
  13. (finance) An investment strategy involving simultaneous trade with one put and two call options on the same security at the same strike price, similar to but more bullish than a straddle.

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Terms derived from strap (noun)

Descendants Edit

  • Japanese: ストラップ (sutorappu)

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Verb Edit

strap (third-person singular simple present straps, present participle strapping, simple past and past participle strapped)

  1. (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.
  2. (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.
  3. (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap; to strop.
    to strap a razor

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Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /strap/
  • Rhymes: -ap
  • Syllabification: strap

Verb Edit


  1. second-person singular imperative of strapić