Pronounced: kee-ahr-uh-SKYOOR-oh, noun
Notes: This is a somewhat technical word
The word ecdysiast is “a person who disrobes to provide entertainment for others”
Our word was created in the 1940s
Background / Comments
Our word was created by HL Mencken from ecdysis (shedding; molting), which came from the Greek word ekdysis (casting off), which is a combination of ek- (out) and dyein (to put on).