It's from the 11th episode of the 10th season of Friends. Here is the context:

Roy: What's the matter? You never saw a 50 year old stripper cry before?

Phoebe: You know, it's fine. We'll pay you.

Roy: No, no, you're right. Who am I kidding? I should have hung up that breakaway jockstrap years ago. What am I gonna do? I mean, this has been my life for thirty two years. Taking my clothes off in front of people is all I know.

I am sure that's some kind of joke. I can't seem to get it.

  • Have you searched these terms? Given the surrounding context about strippers, the meaning should become obvious. Note that depending on search engine settings and local jurisdiction, the results may constitute pornography. – TypeIA Jul 14 '20 at 10:03
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    Yes, I have. I know what the jockstrap is. And I know what "breakaway" means. I cannot get what "breakaway jockstrap" means – Dmytro O'Hope Jul 14 '20 at 11:06

A breakaway jockstrap would be one designed to break away (i.e., to come off when pulled, as opposed to one that must be slid down the legs and around the feet). It's not hard to imagine how this might be useful to a stripper.

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