The wimple and the merkin

book boxA handy feature on e-books is the ease of gettingĀ a word you don’t know defined right on the screen as you’re reading. If you have to put a book down and go to the dictionary, looking up words won’t happen very often.

Here’re two odd words I’ve come across, wimple and merkin, both have to do with women.

A wimple is what you call the old-fashioned head covering for nuns. And a merkin is what you call the crotch toupee worn by actresses lacking enough coverage after years of waxing, tweezing, and lasering.

Interesting words that you’ll probably never see used together except today.