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1. The female genitalia and pubic-hair , based on the name for a 'pubic wig sometimes worn from the 18 th century, often to disguise the shame of those who had been shaved in the treatment of venereal-diseases '.

2. A pubic wig . Defined by Captain Francis Grose in Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811) as: ' Counterfeit hair for women's privy-parts .' According to Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' A smallpox epidemic resulted in considerable fallout in the most exotic places. Thoroughly embarrassed by their baldness, women fashioned artificial hairpieces known as merkins (merkin also being a long standing name for the female genitalia , 17 th C) .'

3. An artificial vagina .

4. According to a Web site devoted to slang, the term now refers to: ' a straight man married to or involved-with a lesbian '. In this sense, to man serves as ' beard ' to camouflage a lesbian's sexual-orientation .

See Also: merkin, toupee

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