pubic

adjective

pu·​bic ˈpyü-bik How to pronounce pubic (audio)
: of, relating to, or situated in or near the region of the pubes or the pubis

Examples of pubic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any hair can turn gray, and that goes for pubic hair, too. Tracee Cornforth, Verywell Health, 1 Mar. 2024 At least for someone who once embedded her own pubic hair into a pair of sunglasses, pricing them at $666. Jessica Testa, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 As teenagers on TikTok begin to feel nostalgia about the past, when celebrities didn’t have stylists and actresses still had their naturally crooked teeth, could the return of pubic hair become this generation’s next cri de cour? Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2024 Moore boldly exposed her pubic hair in Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, but this angry, teary characterization reveals nothing. Armond White, National Review, 10 Jan. 2024 As Kathleen Hamilton, esthetician and corporate trainer at Woodhouse Spa, describes it, a Brazilian wax is a hair removal procedure that involves the complete removal of pubic hair. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 11 Nov. 2023 The comedy’s seventh go-around also boasts a number of exciting additions, including musician Megan Thee Stallion’s hormone monster, a pubic hair ditty courtesy of Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 20 Oct. 2023 Related The Hamilton creator’s latest composition is an all-Spanish tune about waiting for pubic hairs to grow for season seven of Netflix‘s Big Mouth, which premieres Friday (Oct. 20). Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 19 Oct. 2023 However, the baby did not properly descend, the lawsuit states, likely due to shoulder dystocia, which occurs when a baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 17 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pubic was in 1819

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“Pubic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pubic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

pubic

adjective
pu·​bic ˈpyü-bik How to pronounce pubic (audio)
: of, relating to, or located near the pubis

Medical Definition

pubic

adjective
pu·​bic ˈpyü-bik How to pronounce pubic (audio)
: of, relating to, or situated in or near the region of the pubes or the pubis

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