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1. Obsolete British term for a prostitute . Defined by Captain Francis Grose in his Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811) as: ' A prostitute : because she like that animal , covers her back with her tail . Meretrix corpore corpus alit . Menagiana, ii. 128 .'

2. Mid-20 th century Americanism for the female genitals and pubic-hair , based on the image of fur . See vagina for synonyms.

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