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ecdysiast:
A stripteaser .
Etymology: From the Greek ekdysis, moulting. Coined in the 1940s by journalist H . L. Mencken from the scientific term ecdysis (the act of molting or shedding) in response to a request from stripper Georgia Sothern (or Gipsy Rose Lee) who wanated a classier job-title.
Synonyms: bumper ; exotic-dancer ; kootch-dancer ; nude dancer; peeler ; slinger ; strip ; stripper ; strippo ; stripster ; stripteaser ; striptease-artist ; teaser ; torso-tosser ; tosser ; uncover-girl ; weaver . Related terms : cement-mixer ; fishbowl-dancer ; grinder .


See Also: bumper, exotic dancer, peeler, slinger, stripper, strippo, stripster, striptease artist, stripteaser, torso-tosser, uncover girl, weaver,

Quotes Containing ecdysiast:
Mamma Rose (Bette Midler) in in the TV-movie Gypsy (1993): ''Some men have called me an ecdysiast . Do you know what that means? An ecdysiast is one who, or that which, sheds it''s skin . In vulgar parlance, a stripper . But I''m not a stripper . At these prices, I''m an ecdysiast .''
Mamma Rose (Bette Midler) in in the TV-movie Gypsy (1993): ''Some men have called me an ecdysiast . Do you know what that means? An ecdysiast is one who, or that which, sheds it''s skin . In vulgar parlance, a stripper . But I''m not a stripper . At these prices, I''m an ecdysiast .''


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