A pubic hair piece. A toupee for the pubic area/genitals. In the 1700’s when mercury was used to treat sexually transmitted diseases (Gonorrhea or Syphilis) one of the side effects was the loss of pubic hair. To disguise this condition, that was not cured by mercury, a Merkin was employed.
17th Century setting: Due to his treatment of the "French Pox" (syphilis) with mercury a merkin Gwendolyn used a Merkin to used to hide the side effects of hair loss and not alarm her husband.
Term describing a French Poodle. Derogatory in nature. Coined by Author Randy Wayne White in one of his novels
She fawned over her poodle’s rhinestone collar while her boyfriend referred to the dog as a Dingo Cadillac behind her back.