banana hammock

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banana hammock (plural banana hammocks)

  1. (slang) A male thong.
  2. (slang) A pair of swim briefs.
    • 2008, Mario Acevedo, The Undead Kama Sutra, EOS (2008), ISBN 9780060833282, 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 9780375856990, 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 9781613725269, 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.