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

Examples of pubes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But excluding the head, pubes and armpit, the majority are vellus hairs, which are extremely fine, barely visible and not connected to glands below the skin. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, 17 Jan. 2019 The group projects its duality well with Stumpwork’s album art: pubes elegantly spell out the album title (ironically, a reference to embroidery) on foamy bar of soap. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2022

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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 17 Apr. 2024.

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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