Definition of Merkin

1. n. Originally, a wig; afterwards, a mop for cleaning cannon.

Definition of Merkin

1. Noun. A woman's pubic wig. Worn for nude stage appearances and by women after shaving their pubic hair (originally to eliminate lice, etc.; now often as a fashion item). ¹

2. Noun. A mop for cleaning cannon. ¹

3. Noun. (British slang pejorative) An American. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merkin

1. a hairpiece for the pubic area [n -S]

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Literary usage of Merkin

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1. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1907)
"Street, South by James Barns, West by Peter merkin &. North by Isaac Wharton, Subject to a Ground Rent of £13, S. 13, p. 4 p. Annum Payable to Peter merkin ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"merkin. ... Why dost thou reach thy merkin, now half dust ? Why dost provoke the ashes of thy lust ? ..."

3. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"... merkin, ... merkin, [ie Jove's Market ] a dangerous Port in Cornwall, {o called from the many Storms ..."

4. The Old Book Collector's Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Readable Reprints by Charles Hindley (1872)
"The master's name was Vanity, who 'merkin.—False hair. ... Why dost thou reach thy merkin, now half dust ? Why dost provoke the ashes of thy lust ? ..."

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