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Meaning of "ecdysiast" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ECDYSIAST

(Coined by H. L. Mencken) from ecdysis + -ast, variant of -ist.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ECDYSIAST

ecdysiast  [ɛkˈdɪzɪˌæst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ECDYSIAST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ecdysiast is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ECDYSIAST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ecdysiast

Striptease

A striptease is an erotic or exotic dance in which the performer gradually undresses, either partly or completely, in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner. The person who performs a striptease is commonly known as a "stripper" or exotic dancer. In Western countries, the venues where stripteases are performed on a regular basis are now usually called strip clubs, though they may be performed in venues such as public houses, theaters and music halls. At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party. In addition to providing adult entertainment, stripping can be a form of sexual play between partners. This can be done as an impromptu event or – perhaps for a special occasion – with elaborate planning involving fantasy wear, music, special lighting, practiced dance moves, or unrehearsed dance moves. Striptease involves a slow, sensuous undressing, with the audience urging the stripper to remove more clothing. The stripper may prolong the undressing with delaying tactics such as the wearing of additional clothes or putting clothes or hands in front of just undressed body parts such as the breasts or genitalia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ECDYSIAST


bare-assed
ˈbɛərˌæst
chiliast
ˈkɪlɪˌæst
cineaste
ˈsɪnɪˌæst
encomiast
ɛnˈkəʊmɪˌæst
enthusiast
ɪnˈθjuːzɪˌæst
gymnasiast
dʒɪmˈneɪzɪˌæst
hard-assed
ˈhɑːdˌæst
heliast
ˈhiːlɪˌæst
orgiast
ˈɔːdʒɪˌæst
pancratiast
pænˈkreɪʃɪˌæst
scholiast
ˈskəʊlɪˌæst
symposiast
sɪmˈpəʊzɪˌæst
tightassed
ˈtaɪtˌæst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ECDYSIAST

eccoprotic
eccremocarpus
eccrine
eccrinology
eccrisis
eccritic
ecdemic
ecdyses
ecdysial
ecdysis
ecdyson
ecdysone
ecesic
ecesis
Ecevit
ECG
ECGD
echard
eche

WORDS THAT END LIKE ECDYSIAST

at least
at the least
breakfast
cast
coast
deep in the past
do-it-yourself enthusiast
east
ecclesiast
elegiast
euthanasiast
fast
feast
forecast
hypochondriast
in the least
last
phantasiast
sports enthusiast
utopiast

Synonyms and antonyms of ecdysiast in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ecdysiast» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ECDYSIAST

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Translator English - Chinese

ecdysiast
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ecdysiast
570 millions of speakers

English

ecdysiast
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ecdysiast
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ecdysiast
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ecdysiast
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ecdysiast
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ecdysiast
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ecdysiast
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ecdysiast
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ecdysiast
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ecdysiast
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ecdysiast
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ecysiast
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ecdysiast
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ecdysiast
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Ecdysiast
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ecdysiast
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ecdysiast
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ecdysiast
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ecdysiast
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ecdysiast
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ecdysiast
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ecdysiast
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ecdysiast
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ecdysiast
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ecdysiast

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ECDYSIAST»

The term «ecdysiast» is used very little and occupies the 153.865 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ECDYSIAST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ecdysiast

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ECDYSIAST»

Discover the use of ecdysiast in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ecdysiast and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ecdysiast Anthology: Down and Dirty Strip Club Poetry
The stories of these people and the setting are captured by observation and interview and literally translated through poetry.
J. J. Wilson, 2008
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Verbivore's Feast: A Banquet of Word and Phrase Origins
ECDYSIAST. In. 1940, American journalist and essayist H. L. Mencken received a letter from a woman named Georgia Sothern. She wrote: “I am a practitioner of the art of stripteasing.... there has been a great deal of...criticism leveled against ...
Chrysti (the Wordsmith.), 2004
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Striptease : The Untold History of the Girlie Show: The ...
A resort to the scientific name for molting, which is ecdysis, produces both ecdysist and ecdysiast. Then there are suggestions in the names of some of the creatures which practice molting. The scientific name for the common crab is Callinectes ...
The Theatre School DePaul University Rachel Shteir Head of Dramaturgy, 2004
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Oxford Dictionary of English
ORIGIN 1930s: from Greek ekkrinein 'secrete', from ek- 'out' + krinein 'sift, separate'. ecdysiast /sk'dIZIast/ > noun humorous a striptease performer. — ORIGIN 1940s: from Greek ekdusis 'shedding', on the pattern of enthusiast. ecdysis ...
Angus Stevenson, 2010
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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to ...
For example, an “ecdysiast” is simply a strip tease artist. Even though it is safe to assume that not everyone knows that, the word “ecdysiast” is still used all the time, often with the context providing no assistance as to the word's meaning.23 ...
Peter E. Meltzer, 2010
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Japanese Mythology and the Primeval World: A Comparative ...
The ancestor deities also danced, induced the cock to crow, and had Ame no Uzume, the ecdysiast amongst them, present the fertile female genitalia to ward off evil (cf. the Greek ecdysiast Baubo in Singer 1940). Their rite succeeded, and  ...
Peter Metevelis, 2009
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Mourning Shift: A Tory Bauer Mystery
In large flowing script it read: AlannaLuna, Ecdysiast Extraordinaire. Belowthe name,insmaller plain print,was an OklahomaCity address, andaphone number. Ecdysiast. That explained thehot pants. And the bosom. And the theatrical ...
Kathleen Taylor, 2012
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The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity
At these prices, I'm an ecdysiast! " Dramatically more significant, however, is her speech during the second part of the sequence (Detroit), which refers to her mother in a way that will register as merely playful to her burlesque audience but will ...
Raymond Knapp, 2006
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Where Men Hide
H. L. Mencken, the wit of Baltimore, coined the term ecdysiast to describe Ms. Lee . Ecdysiast comes from the Greek ekdysis, meaning stripping, and the highfalutin etymology gave the act a kind of wink-wink privilege. Ms. Lee was often ...
James B. Twitchell, 2007
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Semantics
'I hope', she added, 'that the science of semantics can help the verbally unprivileged members of my profession.' The eminent linguist, knowing his classical languages, suggested ecdysiast. The term meaning is, of course, much more familiar ...
Frank Robert Palmer, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ECDYSIAST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ecdysiast is used in the context of the following news items.
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Loud cicadas result in Arkansans calling 911
Factoid: From the word ecdysis, midcentury smart-aleck H.L. Mencken coined the word ecdysiast, meaning a striptease artist. Four, this ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
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Yvette Hargis enlivens 'Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the …
Exposed as an ecdysiast, the actor is the sole focus, unable to rely upon colleagues in supporting role, or hide behind elaborate productions. «NOLA.com, May 15»
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Broadway's golden age: Goodspeed's 'Guys and Dolls'
... considering that Adelaide, having been engaged for 14 years, is a bit over the hill for a top-flight ecdysiast, and also considering the smarmy, ... «Shoreline Times, May 15»
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Kander & Ebb's 'The Visit' And D'Amour's 'Airline Highway' Send …
... Krista (Carolyn Neff), a pole dancer and, unseen until the end, the dying Miss Ruby (Judith Roberts), retired ecdysiast and den mother whose ... «Deadline, Apr 15»
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Bawdy Shop Burlesque's 'Don't Knock the Block' Burlesque Hall of …
... inspired HL Mencken to coin the term “ecdysiast” and where venues like the Two O'Clock Club got their sassy start. The Block is Baltimore's ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Apr 15»
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Acrobats, contortionists, dancers all under one Umbrella Festival
8 p.m. Saturday, Dirty Cabaret adult show — Burlesque, drag, bawdy comedy and adult circus with Ecdysiast pole dance studio (pole dance ... «Portland Tribune, Apr 15»
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Party like it's 1996: 7 iconic Atlanta nightlife spots of the era
This edifice to the ecdysiast's art was a haven for excess throughout the decade: an epilepsy-inducing blur of neon, mirrors, and throbbing ... «Atlanta Magazine, Mar 15»
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Portland Fitness: Ecdysiast
Therefore, the common definition of an ecdysiast is a striptease performer but, as the Portland pole dance studio of the same name defines it, ... «Neighborhood Notes, Feb 15»
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Gypsy – Mama Rose will rip your socks off
The musical Gypsy may be about the star ecdysiast (that's stripper to you) Gypsy Rose Lee, but it's really about Rose, her battling, bruised and ... «Hamilton Spectator, Feb 15»
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25 Best Super Bowl Week Parties
Burlesque Bowl at Palazzo Pyrrha Sutra, formerly of Scandalesque, will offer a night of ecdysiast thrills and live entertainment at the ... «Phoenix New Times, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ecdysiast [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ecdysiast>. Jul 2020 ».
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