[ mur-kuh n ]
/ ˈmɜr kən /


false hair for the female pudenda.


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Origin of merkin

First recorded in 1610–20; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for merkin

/ (ˈmɜːkɪn) /


an artificial hairpiece for the pudendum; a pubic wig
obsolete the pudendum itself

Word Origin for merkin

C16: of unknown origin
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