cunnilingus'

cunnilingus

[kuhn-l-ing-guhs]
noun
the act or practice of orally stimulating the female genitals.
Also, cunnilinctus [kuhn-l-ingk-tuhs] .


Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin, Latin: one who licks the vulva, equivalent to cunni- (combining form of cunnus vulva) + -lingus (derivative of lingere to lick)

cunnilingual, adjective
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cunnilingus or cunnilinctus (ˌkʌnɪˈlɪŋɡəs, ˌkʌnɪˈlɪŋktəs)
 
n
Compare fellatio a sexual activity in which the female genitalia are stimulated by the partner's lips and tongue
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin cunnus vulva + lingere to lick]
 
cunnilinctus or cunnilinctus
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin cunnus vulva + lingere to lick]

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cunnilingus
1887, from Mod.L. cunnus "vulva" (see cunt) + lingere "to lick" (see lick (v.)). The L. properly would mean "one who licks a vulva," but it is used in Eng. in reference to the action, not the actor. The verb ought to be cunnilingue.
"Cunnilingus was a very familiar manifestation in classical times; ... it tends to be especially prevalent at all periods of high civilization." [Havelock Ellis, 1905]
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cunnilingus cun·ni·lin·gus (kŭn'ə-lĭng'gəs)
n.
Oral stimulation of the clitoris or vulva.

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