mastupration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An alteration of masturbation, apparently to resemble or provide overtones of Latin manus (hand) + stupro (defile).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mastuːˈpɹeɪʃ(ə)n/

Noun[edit]

mastupration (plural mastuprations)

  1. (now rare) Masturbation.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iii.2.4:
      it troubles me to think of, much more to relate, those frequent aborts and murdering of infants in their nunneries [...], those rapes, incests, adulteries, mastuprations, sodomies, buggeries of monks and friars.
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      She had caught him at the age of twelve in the act of mastupration. Unseemly, unroman, Greekish, Jewish. Well, in a sense he had done nothing but mastuprate since taking the purple.

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