merkin

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

1617, probably a variant form of malkin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merkin (plural merkins)

  1. A woman's 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).
  2. A mop for cleaning cannon.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the similar pronunciation to American.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

merkin (plural merkins)

  1. (UK, slang, pejorative) An American.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

merkin

  1. Genitive singular form of merkki.