Typically cups are worn in the pouch of a jockstrap which may be double-lined to hold the cup, or in compression shorts or sport-specific briefs. Thank you for submitting your comment! The more recent American slang term ' jock ', meaning an athlete, is traced to and is itself derived from 'jockstrap'. Sign Up. The word jockstrap has purportedly been in use at least sincea likely contraction of "jockey strap", as the garment was first designed for bicycle-riding messengers and deliverymen, or 'bike jockeys'. A flex cup variation features a hard exterior melded with a soft lining.
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Swim jocksfor example, have a narrow waistband, and hockey jocks sometimes have adjustable elastic straps and garter clips that hold hockey socks in place while the bulky goalie protector has genital and abdominal foam padding.