cache-sexe

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French, from cacher (to hide) + sexe (genital organ(s)).

Noun[edit]

cache-sexe (plural cache-sexes)

  1. An article of clothing sufficient to cover the genitalia, primarily as used by an exotic dancer or in certain aboriginal cultures.
    • 2004, Robert A Heinlein, Glory Road:
      [] everyone, man or woman, must put on a little triangle of cloth, a cache-sexe, a G-string, before going inside the village.
      1990, Peggy Reeves Sanday, Ruth Gallagher Goodenough, Beyond the Second Sex: New Directions in the Anthropology of Gender:
      The mother of such a baby rises before dawn and removes her cache-sexe (a small piece of cloth that every woman wears as an undergarment).

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References[edit]

  • David Grambs, The Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot
  • cache-sexe” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.