ecdysiast vs striptease what difference

what is difference between ecdysiast and striptease

English

Etymology

Coined by H. L. Mencken from ecdysis (on the model of enthusiast etc.).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛkˈdɪz.i.æst/

Noun

ecdysiast (plural ecdysiasts)

  1. An erotic dancer who removes their clothes as a form of entertainment; a stripper.
    • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don’t Point That Thing at Me, Penguin 2001, p. 79:
      I had never seen an ecdysiast before; toward the end she was wearing nothing but seven beads, four of them sweat.
    • 2004, Chrysti the Wordsmith, Verbivore’s Feast: A Banquet of Word and Phrase Origins, Farcountry Press, p. 107:
      However, the Queen of Ecdysiasts, Gypsy Rose Lee, was not amused. In a 1940 interview, she leveled her guns against Mencken: “Ecdysiast, he calls me! Why, the man… has been reading books! Dictionaries! We don’t wear feathers and molt them off… What does he know about stripping?”

Synonyms

  • (dancer who removes their clothes): exotic dancer, stripper

Related terms

  • ecdysis
  • ecdysone
  • striptease

Translations



English

Etymology

From strip +‎ tease.

Pronunciation

Noun

striptease (plural stripteases)

  1. The act of slowly taking off one’s clothes to sexually arouse the viewer, often accompanied by music and in exchange for money.

Synonyms

  • dance of the seven veils, fan dance

Descendants

Translations

Verb

striptease (third-person singular simple present stripteases, present participle stripteasing, simple past and past participle stripteased)

  1. (intransitive) To perform a striptease.

Related terms

  • strip
  • stripper

Translations

Anagrams

  • tapestries

Finnish

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English striptease.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstripˌtiːs/, [ˈs̠t̪ripˌt̪iːs̠]
  • Syllabification: strip‧tease

Noun

striptease

  1. striptease (act or show)

Usage notes

There’s no standard declension to this term, the one presented in the table is only one possibility. It might be disputed on the basis that the spelling /ˈst̪ript̪iːs/ would be pronounced with front vowel harmony (ä’s instead of a’s), but this is the way that seems to be mostly used in the printed sources available. In fact, in this model the inflected forms are written as if the word were pronounced as /ˈst̪ripˑt̪eˑaˑse/, which is hardly ever used in speech. When inflected, the word striptease is sometimes substituted in text with striptease-tanssi, striptease-esitys etc. in order to make the word inflectable as a regular word. Another possibility to avoid inflection problems is to use the terms strippaus or strippi for the act.

Declension

Derived terms


French

Etymology

From English striptease.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stʁip.tiz/

Noun

striptease m (plural stripteases)

  1. striptease

Derived terms

  • stripteaseur, stripteaseuse

Portuguese

Etymology

From English striptease.

Noun

striptease m (plural stripteases)

  1. striptease (act of slowly taking off one’s clothes to sexually arouse the viewer)
    Synonym: strip

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • estriptis, estriptís

Etymology

Borrowed from English striptease.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /esˈtɾiptis/, [esˈt̪ɾip.t̪is]

Noun

striptease m (plural stripteases)

  1. striptease

Further reading

  • “striptease” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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