Pronounced: kee-ahr-uh-SKYOOR-oh, noun

Notes: This is a somewhat technical word

Yesterday’s word

The word ecdysiast is “a person who disrobes to provide entertainment for others”

First usage

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).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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