Origin of Invented Words Ecdysiast

About the history, origins, and definitions of the invented word evdysiast


Ecdysiast - A stripteaser. American author H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) coined a "dignified" word for a stripper as a gallant response to a striptease artist who asked him to do so. The word is based on the Greek for "a getting out."

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