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mer·kin

 (mûr′kĭn)
n.
A pubic wig.

[Alteration of obsolete malkin, lower-class woman, mop, from Middle English, from Malkin, diminutive of the name Matilda.]

merkin

(ˈmɜːkɪn)
n
1. an artificial hairpiece for the pudendum; a pubic wig
2. (Anatomy) obsolete the pudendum itself
[C16: of unknown origin]
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