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
Word Origin 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]