pu·bic | \ˈpyü-bik \

Definition of pubic 

: of, relating to, or situated in or near the region of the pubes or the pubis

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The surgeon will make a horizontal incision between four and six inches long, just above where your pubic hair starts. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Everything to Know About Having a C-Section Versus Vaginal Birth," 15 May 2018 Brace your core and press your pubic bone into the floor. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Quick Equipment-Free Butt Workout From Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea," 27 June 2018 Seborrheic dermatitis can be anywhere there is hair on your body: the pubic area, your face, your scalp, under the breasts, around your belly button, on your butt, or the chest. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Eyebrow Dandruff Is a Thing—Here’s How to Treat It," 28 June 2018 The photo features a completely nude Kim (with her nipples and pubic area blurred out). Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Kim Kardashian Just Posted a Completely Naked Photo Of Herself On Instagram," 24 Apr. 2018 On Instagram, they’ve been penalized for showing female nipples or too much pubic hair. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "How Twitter Became The Number One Social Network For Nudists," 13 July 2018 Beauty standards about pubic hair have come a long way in the last few years. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "10 Celebrities Who Are All About Their Bush," 4 July 2018 Most of us fall somewhere in between: In a recent study, over 75 percent of people surveyed reported grooming their pubic area. Anthea Levi,, "5 Ways to Groom Your Pubic Hair, Ranked From Best to Worst," 27 Apr. 2018 At autopsy, the medical examiner discovered the assailant had left pubic hairs behind. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A killer left DNA evidence behind. But Milwaukee police destroyed it.," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of pubic

1819, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pubic

: of, relating to, or near the sexual organs


pu·bic | \ˈpyü-bik \

Medical Definition of pubic 

: of, relating to, or situated in or near the region of the pubes or the pubis

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