banana hammock

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Etymology[edit]

From the similarity in appearance of the protrusion of an occupied hammock and the bulge of the genitals in these tight-fitting briefs.

Noun[edit]

banana hammock (plural banana hammocks)

  1. (slang) A male thong.
  2. (slang) A pair of skimpy swim briefs for men.
    • 2008, Mario Acevedo, The Undead Kama Sutra, EOS (2008), →ISBN, page 105:
      She had wanted me to wear Speedos – an orange banana hammock – but I had put on camouflaged cutoffs and a tank top.
    • 2010, Josh Berk, The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, Knopf (2010), →ISBN, page 19:
      I should go to the other extreme and don a Speedo. Might it be awesome to see my classmates' expressions as I strut out sporting a banana hammock?
    • 2012, Carter Quinn, The Way Back, Dreamspinner Press (2012), →ISBN, page 10:
      I'd acquiesced gracefully, wondering wickedly what it would take to get him to ditch the board shorts for a banana hammock. The man would look mouthwateringly delicious in a Speedo.

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