In parts of Brooklyn and Deep East Texas, a merkin is a unit of measurement in between a smidge and a schmear.
1. A term for a pubic wig
2. A fake hair replacement for around the genital region. People often shave the area and then replace the pubic hair with a stylish Merkin.
3. Invented in the 1800's when prostitutes would shave their pubic hair due to genital lice. The Merkin would cover up this shame.
Corey Fitzgerald is the self proclaimed King of Merkin's due to inventing the device for affected prostitutes in 1868
4. An abusive term, an insult due to the natureof the item
"Mate, that guy is such a merkin"
An American citizen, as spoken by W
'My fellow merkins'
A merkin in the gay and lesbian set in Hollywood refers to a "usually" straight male escorting a gay woman to public events so as to attempt to camouflage the lesbian's secret sapphic lifestyle.
"T", the (secretly gay) actress is photogrpahed at the red carpet premiere holding onto "J", a well-known straight actor. People think they're "dating". He's her MERKIN for the evening.
Literally, a pubic wig. But on Usenet and other Net forums, a derisive UK and Commonwealth term for an American, caricaturing the pronunciation of "American" in some US English dialects. Plural sometimes given as "Merkinz".
UK user: "'Zucchini'? You Merkins can't get anything right, it's 'courgettes'."
US user: "Well, if we weren't around, who could you Brits possibly feel superior to?"
Pubic wig, often used by prostitutes who have been infected with or are trying to avoid pubic lice.
Amy: "Karen, my crotch is itchen pretty bad, there may be lice... what should i do?"
Karen: "Shave it all off and get yourself a merkin!!!"
Person 1: "i met this prostitute and she was wearing a fucia pubic wig.. whats that called again?"
Person 2: " oh, person 1, thats just a merkin."
A mermaid's family or kin
Ariel - 'Prince Eric, now that we are married you must meet King Triton and learn to pay special attention to my merkin'