pu·​bic | \ ˈpyü-bik How to pronounce pubic (audio) \

Definition of pubic

: 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 In 2017, vajazzling, or gluing small gems on the pubic area, tried to make a comeback but the phenomenon was short-lived. Brianna Holt, Quartzy, "Why do women keep looking for ways to optimize their vaginas?," 8 Nov. 2019 Mons Mist is a conditioning spray for pubic hair and the skin in the area. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Flamingo Launches New Vagina-First Skin Care Product And Campaign," 22 Oct. 2019 Auelkhan said female guards used chewing gum to pull on her pubic hair. Washington Post, "Abortions, IUDs and sexual humiliation: Muslim women who fled China for Kazakhstan recount ordeals," 5 Oct. 2019 Pull your pubic hair out in clumps from the root and send it in unmarked envelopes to technocrats. Longreads, "Communiqué from an Exurban Satellite Clinic of a Cancer Pavilion Named after a Financier," 17 Sep. 2019 This contradicts previous research from 2016, which found that removing pubic hair was a risk factor for STIs. Samantha Lauriello,, "Removing Pubic Hair Doesn’t Raise STI Risk, Study Finds," 5 Sep. 2019 The study, published in the journal Plos One, found no correlation between pubic hair grooming and chlamydia or gonorrhea risk. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, "'Extreme' personal grooming isn't linked to increased risk of STIs," 4 Sep. 2019 The video showcases models' pubic hair in various states, from a clean shave to a full bush. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Billie’s New Campaign Is the First Razor Ad to Actually Show Pubic Hair," 26 June 2019 Without pubic hair, or with excessive grooming, that buffer is lost and would likely make wearing denim panties a bit uncomfortable. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Denim Underwear Is a Thing—One New York Ob-Gyn Weighs In on Going Commando," 1 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of pubic

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Pubic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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How to pronounce pubic (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pubic

: of, relating to, or near the sexual organs


pu·​bic | \ ˈpyü-bik How to pronounce pubic (audio) \

Medical Definition of pubic

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

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