- false hair for the female pudenda.
Origin of merkin
Examples from the Web for merkin
Contemporary Examples of merkin
Then, the merkin is applied with an adhesive; Ledermann uses a matte substance by Telesis.
Claire Howorth on the NSFW history of the merkin—also known as the wig for down there.
Merkin recalls the “frenzied beating-up of dolls in her office.”The Secret Yom Kippur Reading List
September 16, 2010
Picard added Merkin also ignored advice from one of his advisers—a convicted felon—that Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme.New Signs Madoff's Family Knew
Allan Dodds Frank
May 11, 2009
Hey, maybe Merkin himself came within inches of breaking the story.Bernie's Little Helper Gets Nailed
April 7, 2009
- an artificial hairpiece for the pudendum; a pubic wig
- obsolete the pudendum itself
Word Origin for merkin
Word Origin and History for merkin
"female pudenda," 1530s, apparently a variant of malkin in its sense of "mop." Meaning "artificial vagina or 'counterfeit hair for a woman's privy parts' " is attested from 1610s. According to "The Oxford Companion to the Body," the custom of wearing merkins dates from mid-15c., was associated with prostitutes, and was to disguise a want of pubic hair, shaved off either to exterminate body lice or evidence of venereal disease.
This put a strange Whim in his Head; which was, to get the hairy circle of [a prostitute's] Merkin .... This he dry'd well, and comb'd out, and then return'd to the Cardinall, telling him, he had brought St. Peter's Beard. [Alexander Smith, "A Complete History of the Lives and Robberies of the most notorious Highwaymen," 1714]