1. A term for a pubic wig

2. A fake hair replacement for around the genital region. People often shave the area and then replace the pubic hair with a stylish Merkin.

3. Invented in the 1800's when prostitutes would shave their pubic hair due to genital lice. The Merkin would cover up this shame.
Corey Fitzgerald is the self proclaimed King of Merkin's due to inventing the device for affected prostitutes in 1868

4. An abusive term, an insult due to the natureof the item
"Mate, that guy is such a merkin"
מאת Scott Lyons 25 בפברואר, 2008
In parts of Brooklyn and Deep East Texas, a merkin is a unit of measurement in between a smidge and a schmear.
Sweetie, would you like a smidge of honey on your cornbread?
No thank you ma'am but could I get a merkin of jam instead?
מאת mrjsweezy 28 ביולי, 2012
An American citizen, as spoken by W
'My fellow merkins'
מאת Dalton Dan 17 ביולי, 2008
A merkin in the gay and lesbian set in Hollywood refers to a "usually" straight male escorting a gay woman to public events so as to attempt to camouflage the lesbian's secret sapphic lifestyle.
"T", the (secretly gay) actress is photogrpahed at the red carpet premiere holding onto "J", a well-known straight actor. People think they're "dating". He's her MERKIN for the evening.
מאת Fentress 31 במאי, 2005
Literally, a pubic wig. But on Usenet and other Net forums, a derisive UK and Commonwealth term for an American, caricaturing the pronunciation of "American" in some US English dialects. Plural sometimes given as "Merkinz".
UK user: "'Zucchini'? You Merkins can't get anything right, it's 'courgettes'."

US user: "Well, if we weren't around, who could you Brits possibly feel superior to?"
מאת Leslie Doppler Hammond 18 במרץ, 2008
Pubic wig, often used by prostitutes who have been infected with or are trying to avoid pubic lice.
Amy: "Karen, my crotch is itchen pretty bad, there may be lice... what should i do?"
Karen: "Shave it all off and get yourself a merkin!!!"

or

Person 1: "i met this prostitute and she was wearing a fucia pubic wig.. whats that called again?"
Person 2: " oh, person 1, thats just a merkin."
מאת Emily McMahan 25 במאי, 2006
A white trash American. Based on the way said people mispronounce "American."
Lets go to the monster truck show and look at all the merkins!

I went to Gatlinburg, TN and yo that place is flooded with merkins.
מאת Doctor Huang 8 באפריל, 2011

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