[mur-kuh n] /ˈmɜr kən/
false hair for the female pudenda.
an artificial hairpiece for the pudendum; a pubic wig
(obsolete) the pudendum itself
“female pudenda,” 1530s, apparently a variant of malkin in its sense of “mop.” Meaning “artificial vagina or ‘counterfeit hair for a woman’s privy parts’ ” is attested from 1610s. According to “The Oxford Companion to the Body,” the custom of wearing merkins dates from mid-15c., was associated with prostitutes, and was to disguise a want of pubic hair, shaved off either to exterminate body lice or evidence of venereal disease.
This put a strange Whim in his Head; which was, to get the hairy circle of [a prostitute’s] Merkin …. This he dry’d well, and comb’d out, and then return’d to the Cardinall, telling him, he had brought St. Peter’s Beard. [Alexander Smith, “A Complete History of the Lives and Robberies of the most notorious Highwaymen,” 1714]
[murl] /mɜrl/ noun, Chiefly Scot. 1. the blackbird, Turdus merula. /mɜːl; Scottish mɛrl/ noun 1. (Scot) another name for the (European) blackbird /mɜːl/ adjective 1. (of a dog, esp a collie) having a bluish-grey coat with speckles or streaks of black Often called blue merle n. “blackbird,” late 15c., from Old French merle “blackbird” (12c.), […]
[murl] /mɜrl/ noun, Chiefly Scot. 1. the blackbird, Turdus merula. [murl] /mɜrl/ noun 1. a bluish gray color mottled with black. adjective 2. being the color merle. [murl] /mɜrl/ noun 1. a male or female given name. /mɜːl; Scottish mɛrl/ noun 1. (Scot) another name for the (European) blackbird /mɜːl/ adjective 1. (of a dog, […]
[mer-loh pawn-tee] /mɛrˈloʊ pɔ̃ ti/ noun 1. Maurice, 1908–61, French phenomenological philosopher. /French mɛrlopɔ̃ti/ noun 1. Maurice (mɔris). 1908–61, French phenomenological philosopher
[mur-lin] /ˈmɜr lɪn/ noun 1. a small, bold falcon, Falco columbarius, of the Northern Hemisphere. [mur-lin] /ˈmɜr lɪn/ noun 1. Arthurian Romance. a venerable magician and seer. 2. a male given name. /ˈmɜːlɪn/ noun 1. a small falcon, Falco columbarius, that has a dark plumage with a black-barred tail: used in falconry See also pigeon […]