Definition of merkin in English:

merkin

Line breaks: mer¦kin
Pronunciation: /ˈməːkɪn
 
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noun

  • An artificial covering of hair for the pubic area.
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    • For example, if a particular designer was contracted to do all of Julia's merkins for her latest movie, that designer might very well get a special credit in the film notes.
    • A merkin was popular during the 18th century, she said.
    • On the run from France for assorted crimes, he attaches himself, gargoyle-like, to the hotel as a year-round resident, and sets up shop in the town making hair adornments - from toupees to merkins to funeral jewellery.

Origin

early 17th century: apparently a variant of dialect malkin, diminutive of Malde (early form of the given name Maud).

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