[ ek-diz-ee-ast, -ist ]
/ ɛkˈdɪz iˌæst, -ɪst /
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?
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Words nearby ecdysiast
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British Dictionary definitions for ecdysiast
/ (ɛkˈdɪzɪˌæst) /
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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