pubes

noun

pu·​bes ˈpyü-(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce pubes (audio)
plural pubes
: the pubic region
There were dancers who stripped to the buff …, displaying pubes devoid of the smallest hair … Colleen McCullough
compare pube, pubis

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, manhood, body hair, pubic region; akin to Latin puber pubescent

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pubes was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Pubes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pubes. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition

pubes 1 of 2

noun

pu·​bes ˈpyü-(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce pubes (audio)
plural pubes
1
: the hair that appears on the lower part of the hypogastric region at puberty

called also pubic hair

2
: the lower part of the hypogastric region : the pubic region

pubes

2 of 2

plural of pubis

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