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Obsolete word defined in the 1960s as an uncontrollable or insatiable desire or passion .
Etymology: From the Greek kakoethes , meaning bad habits. Usage may have been limited and short-lived; the two lexicographers who mention this word are Roger Blake in The American Dictionary of Adult Sexual Terms (1964) and John Trimble in 5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases (1966); both authors qualify this word as Conventional, meaning: ' acceptable in polite society when appropriately used .'

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