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May I try your name?
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A person who disrobes to provide entertainment for others.
Coined by writer and editor H.L. Mencken in 1940, from ecdysis (shedding or molting), from Greek ekdysis (casting off), from ek- (out) + dyein (to put on).
“Lena Dunham drenched the market with her formidable musings under the title of Not That Kind of Girl, a biography memoir in the great tradition of Pamela Anderson and other literary ecdysiasts.”
Rex Murphy; The Year in Activist Feminism; National Post (Canada); Dec 27, 2014.
See more usage examples of ecdysiast in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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