- the external genital organs, especially those of the female; vulva.
Origin of pudendum
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Historical Examples of pudendum
The girls who died most usually became mortified in the pudendum.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
- (often plural) the human external genital organs collectively, esp of a female
Word Origin for pudendum
"external genitals," late 14c. (pudenda), from Latin pudendum (plural pudenda), literally "thing to be ashamed of," neuter gerundive of pudere "make ashamed; be ashamed," from PIE root *(s)peud- "to punish, repulse." Translated into Old English as scamlim ("shame-limb"); in Middle English also anglicized as pudende (early 15c.). Related: Pudendal.
- The human external genitalia, especially of a woman.