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.
by David W. Tuthill December 30, 2005
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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"
by Scott Lyons February 25, 2008
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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?"
by Leslie Doppler Hammond March 18, 2008
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Peeps cant just b runnin around MERKIN other peeps
“Im thinkin bout MERKIN that mofo
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Belinda, having undergone chemotherapy for the past couple months, resorted to wearing a merkin.
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Often worn in Roman times, a 'merkin' is a female pubic wig.
Give us a niff of ya merkin, Marcia.
by Kegsie December 23, 2006
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Ariel - 'Prince Eric, now that we are married you must meet King Triton and learn to pay special attention to my merkin'
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