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vagina

Line breaks: va¦gina
Pronunciation: /vəˈdʒʌɪnə
 
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Definition of vagina in English:

noun (plural vaginas or vaginae /-niː/)

1The muscular tube leading from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women and most female mammals.
Synonyms
children's word front bottom
humorous lady parts
vulgar slang cunt, pussy, twat, snatch, honeypot, punani, muff, tail
British vulgar slang fanny, quim, minge, clunge
North American vulgar slang box, beaver, jelly roll, cooze
West Indian vulgar slang pum-pum
2 Botany & Zoology Any sheath-like structure, especially a sheath formed round a stem by the base of a leaf.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin, literally 'sheath, scabbard'.

More
  • vanilla from (mid 17th century):

    This word for a flavouring is from Spanish vainilla ‘pod’, a diminutive of vaina ‘sheath, pod’, from Latin vagina ‘sheath’, also source of vagina (late 17th century). The spelling change was due to association with French vanille. Since the 1970s the word has been used to mean ‘plain, basic, conventional’ from the popular perception of vanilla as the basic or usual flavour of ice-cream.

Derivatives

vaginal

1
adjective

vaginally

2
adverb

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