pubic hair

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pubic hair (countable and uncountable, plural pubic hairs)

  1. (collectively) The hair that grows in the pubic region from puberty.
    Synonyms: nether hair, bush, short and curlies, short hairs, pubes
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 161:
      The method of the root's use was pure sorcery; the powder being burned over a fire, with some of the operator's pubic hair and characteristic secretions.
    • 1962 [1959], William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch, New York: Grove Press, page 79:
      Negroes (teeth, fingers, toe nails and pubic hair gilded), Japanese boys smooth and white as china, Titian-haired Venetian lads, Americans with blond or black curls falling across the forehead (the guests tenderly shove it back), sulky blond Polacks with animal brown eyes, Arab and Spanish street boys, Austrian boys pink and delicate with a faint shadow of blond pubic hair, sneering German youths with bright blue eyes scream "Heil Hitler!" as the trap falls under them. Sollubis shit and whimper.
    • 2018, Tim Carvell [et al.], “Brazilian Elections”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 5, episode 25, John Oliver (actor), Warner Bros. Television, via HBO:
      It’s true. He’s become known there as the “Brazilian Trump”, which is both politically worrisome and also the grossest style to order at a pubic hair salon. “Oh, I’ll take the Brazilian Trump, please! I-It’s where you rip everything off the front area, but you comb some arse hair around to give the illusion of hair.”
  2. (in the singular) a single hair growing in the pubic region


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