ecdysiast

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

noun

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

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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