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The Latin word for "shame," some Victorian clown thought it would be a great euphemism for female genitalia, possibly because he felt shame for wanting to see some.

May also have, over time, devolved into "pussy".
"'Pudenda' was Latin for 'shame'?"

"Yes, and 'vagina' meant 'scabbard'. Isn't studying Latin fun?"
by Gahmuret July 04, 2006
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The outer female genitals. The vulva.
The pudenda: a forbidden and yet highly sought place.
by Lorelili November 25, 2005
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The viewable area of a female human's genitalia with closed legs. Before puberty or in shaven adults, this area may often appear to protrude outward slightly. The crease formed by the labia majora lips ends at the top in the 'pudendal cleft'.
Whoa, look at that pudenda!
by angryredplanet July 28, 2009
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Technical term for female genitalia. Comes from a Latin expression meaning "shameful parts". On that count alone it should be struck from the language.
Don't call them pudenda no more.
by Fearman November 18, 2007
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1) Female reproductive organ
2) Hot women, esp in large groups at social functions
That party was amazing, it was full of mad pudenda!
by Tuffy May 18, 2005
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