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poontang

[poon-tang]
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noun Slang: Vulgar.
  1. sexual intercourse with a woman.
  2. Offensive. a woman regarded as a sex object.
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Origin of poontang

1925–30, Americanism; said to be < Limba (West Atlantic language of Sierra Leone) puntuŋ ‘vagina’, though the late documentation of the English word makes such an origin questionable; French putain ‘prostitute’, often cited as the source, accounts precisely for neither the phonetics nor the sense

Usage note

These meanings are both vulgar slang. When referring to a woman, poontang is perceived as insulting.
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British Dictionary definitions for poontang

poontang

noun taboo, slang
  1. the female pudenda
  2. a woman considered as a sexual object
  3. sexual intercourse
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Word Origin

possibly from French putain prostitute
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Word Origin and History for poontang

n.

"sex with a woman; woman regarded as a sex object; female genitalia," c.1910, of uncertain origin, probably via New Orleans Creole, from French putain "prostitute," from Old French pute "whore" (cognate with Spanish and Provençal puta), probably from fem. of Vulgar Latin *puttus "girl" (cf. Old Italian putta "girl"), from Latin putus (originally "pure, bright, splendid").

But also possibly from or influenced by Old French put, from Latin putidus "stinking" on notion of the "foulness" of harlotry [Buck], or for more literal reasons (among the 16c.-17c. slang terms for "whore" in English were polecat, which might also be a pun, and fling-stink). Shortened form poon is recorded from 1969.

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