Lacy Danes


Aug 2
2010
Sex Word Etymology: Nipple: 16th Century:

Happy Summer Everyone!

Sex Word Etymology for the word Nipple = Female breast.

Nipple, is a word that originates from the 16th Century. This word is thought to originate from the “Nib”, meaning point. Nipple is defined as a projection that provides an outlet for milk at the center of the female breast.

Another variation is Nips, which is a 20th-century colloquial abbreviation.

Historic example: I read through several of my books but could not find an example of the word nipple!!! If you know of a historic example please let me know.

Example from my books:
Being Wicked: Grace~ Pg:42-43
Turning back toward Winston, she gazed at the bed. The carved platform stood only three paces from the tub. It was low to the ground and covered in the same rich crimson as the walls.

At each corner of the bed frame, there resided an elephant head carved with elaborate detail. Their smooth, wide ears tapered down to a ridged and looped trunk. Images of ankles and wrists tied to each of the four elephants’ trunks as Winston’s fingertips trailed her body in a fire that engulfed her and made her eyes widen. Winston. She glanced across her shoulder at him.

He stood with no shirt on, no shoes, and only his trousers. His smooth chest held no hair, not like Oscar’s. His nipples peaked on rounded muscles. Grace’s fingertips pinched together as if rolling the sensitive flesh that tapered down his flat stomach to the edge of his pantaloons.

“Undress, Grace.”

He didn’t move, but his stomach muscles visibly tensed.

“Undress…” Reaching up, she pulled the tie to her shift and the shoulders loosened.

Oscar had never asked her to undress for him. He had always been the one to disrobe her. Doing so was one of the intimacies he could do, and she had savored every brush of his fingers, hands, and lips on her skin as he did so. She worried the inside of her cheek. How should she go about undressing for a man?

How would Oscar have wanted her to undress?

Like a cat playing with its food, she would tease Winston just a bit…before doing as he wished.

His eyes darkened and he stared at her, unmoving.

She rotated her hips and kept her fingers tightly on the strings of her shift. I n her mind, music as exotic as the ladies of India, with their dark skin and hair, drifted in the air. Their bodies, covered in rich red and green silks embroidered with gold and silver threads, danced with her.

She pressed the balls of her feet into the floor and bent her knees slightly, then rocked her hips, as Emma had been doing in the ballroom below. With each rock of her hips, she slowly turned around in a circle.

Her hands rubbed the skin of her breasts, hard nipples poked the palms of her hands, In her mind, the women of India rubbed her breasts, then trailed hot hands along naked thighs.

“Grace!”

Grace’s eyes opened, and the beautiful, exotic images faded.

“You are a delightful dancer, Grace. I wish you to undress for me.”

Her fingers shook on the strings to her shift. Take a deep breath, Grace, and relax. She swallowed and lowered her eyes from his.

“Grace. Undress now.”

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Interesting eh? If you have other examples of the word Nipple used historically or in current fiction please comment below with the line, author, and year/era and I will add them to my definitions.

This is the sixth of a once a month series on Sex Word Etymology that will occur on the 2nd of every month.

Enjoy,
Lacy.

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