Definitions for ecdysiastɛkˈdɪz iˌæst, -ɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•dys•i•astɛkˈdɪz iˌæst, -ɪst(n.)
Ref: stripper (def. 2). 3
Origin of ecdysiast:
ecdysi (s ) + -ast ; coined by H. L. Mencken in 1940
stripper, striptease artist, striptease, stripteaser, exotic dancer, ecdysiast, peeler(noun)
a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
An erotic dancer who removes their clothes as a form of entertainment; a stripper.
Origin: Coined by H. L. Mencken from ecdysis (on the model of enthusiast etc.).