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.
  2. (volleyball) knurled fingers
    • 1997, Steven Boga, Volleyball[3], Stackpole Books, ISBN 9780811724913, page 83:
      When contacting the ball with one hand, it must be cleanly hit with the heel or palm of the hand (a roll shot), with straight, locked fingertips (a cobra), knurled fingers (a camel toe), or the back of the hand from the wrist to the knuckles.

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Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 16:51