ecdysiast[ek diz′ē ast′]
Origin of ecdysiastcoined (1940) by H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken ; from ecdysis + -ast, one occupied with (; from Middle English -aste ; from Classical Latin -astes ; from Classical Greek -astēs)
A striptease artist.
Origin of ecdysiastFrom ecdysis.
Coined by H. L. Mencken from ecdysis (on the model of enthusiast etc.).