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- n. A person who performs a striptease, a stripper.
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- n. a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In any case, the turgid screen adaptation of "The Time Traveler's Wife" stars Eric Bana as Henry, the accidental stripteaser, and Rachel McAdams as Clare, the long-suffering but patient-as-Penelope title character.
Coming across this ebay auction made me think about Hedy Jo Star, the famous burlesque costumer and stripteaser who was also one of the first, if not THE first, subjects of sex reassignment surgery, and who operated drag shows on the carnival circuit throughout the 1950s.
"Have you the faintest idea of the private life of a stripteaser?"
"Have you the faintest idea about the private thoughts of a stripteaser?" she asked her audience as she came on.
I suggest that you rephrase the lede to say, "The celebrated stripteaser and child actor John Paul Vanne, once said etc ...."
… It was a woman — I can’t even remember her name — a stripteaser in a night club on the Champs-Elysées, I think, whom Lucia had brought to the house for Palestri …
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