Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 18:12

cameltoe

EnglishEdit

Color photograph of a camel toe
A camel toe
By comparison, the metatarsus of a camel
A camel's toes.

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EtymologyEdit

A reference to the visual similarity in appearance to the two toes of a camel's hoof.

NounEdit

cameltoe (plural cameltoes)

  1. (slang) The visibility of a woman's labia or vulva, as a consequence of wearing tight pants.
    • 2003 23 May, Kelefah Sanneh, “Fashion Tip in Rap for Brooklyn Girls”, New York Times:
      A good question, although answering it requires a certain tact. Cameltoe is slang for a fashion faux pas caused by women wearing snug pants; the term suggests a visual analogy. The song is a cautionary tale, intended to help victims – help them, that is, by ridiculing them – into recovery.
    • 2005, David Mansour, From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century[1], ISBN 0740751182:
      Cameltoe: Terminology used to describe what happens when a chick wears her pants tighter than tight. Her crotch area becomes outlined with the seam riding up the crack, making it resemble the toe of a camel.
    • 2006, 21 April, "Anatomy of a Cameltoe, part 1", Fashion Incubator[2]:
      Most of the time, camel toe is rarely the extreme you see on certain websites; it's more subtle than that. Most of the time, camel toe is caused by wearing pants that are too big—in one specific area—making a reciprocal area too small. It's an engineering problem, not a weight problem. In fact, here's a skinny mannequin. If she's got a camel toe, everyone else will too.
    • 2007 27 November, Hadley Freeman, “Miaow! Today's pop princesses do love their catsuits”, The Guardian:
      Alicia Keyes generously saves me from having to explain what exactly a camel toe is in anatomical detail, but for those who need a little help, let's just say the words "crotch outline" and let that suffice.

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VerbEdit

cameltoe (third-person singular simple present cameltoes, present participle cameltoeing, simple past and past participle cameltoed)

  1. (slang) To wear a piece of clothing such that the labia are visible.

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