ecdysiast

[ ek-diz-ee-ast, -ist ]
/ ɛkˈdɪz iˌæst, -ɪst /

noun

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Origin of ecdysiast

ecdysi(s) + -ast; coined by H. L. Mencken in 1940

Words nearby ecdysiast

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British Dictionary definitions for ecdysiast

ecdysiast
/ (ɛkˈdɪzɪˌæst) /

noun

a facetious word for stripper (def. 1)

Word Origin for ecdysiast

C20: (coined by H. L. Mencken) from ecdysis + -ast, variant of -ist
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