merkin

n
a.
the female pubic area or female sex organs
b.
an artificial vagina, used as a sex aid
Merkin is a late medieval word for a wig designed to be worn on the female pubis, usually in order to disguise the effects of syphilis. It probably originates as an affectionate diminutive form of Mary. From the 1960s the word was better known in the USA than Britain.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Merkin — ist der Familienname von folgenden Personen: Gerhard Merkin, (* 1950), deutscher Maler Michele Merkin, (* 1975), Model, Schauspielerin, Moderatorin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • merkin — female pudenda, 1530s, apparently a variant of MALKIN (Cf. malkin) in its sense of mop. Meaning artificial vagina or counterfeit hair for a woman s privy parts is attested from 1610s. According to The Oxford Companion to the Body, the custom of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • merkin — mer kin, n. 1. Originally, a wig; afterwards, a mop for cleaning cannon. [1913 Webster] 2. A patch of false hair, or something resembling hair, worn on a string over the female pudenda; used by stripteasers. [PJC] 3. The hair on the female pubic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Merkin — This article is about pubic wig. For other uses, see Merkin (disambiguation). A merkin used at Burning Man A merkin (first use 1617)[1] is a pubic wig. Merkins were originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia, and are now used a …   Wikipedia

  • merkin — Noun. An American. A pun on the word American sounding similar to a merkin. From the s.e. merkin, a pubic wig. Derog …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • merkin — /merr keuhn/, n. false hair for the female pudenda. [1610 20; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • merkin — noun /ˈmɜːkɪn/ a) A womans pubic wig. Worn for nude stage appearances and by women after shaving their pubic hair (originally to eliminate lice, etc.; now often as a fashion item). b) An American …   Wiktionary

  • merkin — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary A pubic hair wig. (honest!) …   English dialects glossary

  • merkin — [ mə:kɪn] noun an artificial covering of hair for the pubic area. Origin C17: appar. a var. of dialect malkin, dimin. of Malde (early form of the given name Maud) …   English new terms dictionary

  • merkin — mer·kin …   English syllables

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