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  • noun rare A scarcity of males


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  • Some are interesting and have a curiosity value (spaneria ` a scarceness of men '), others, if learnt, would present some difficulties in fitting into most conversations (umber ` sundial pointer's shadow').

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4


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  • A place with few or no men.

    May 14, 2008

  • See also spanogyny, a scarcity of women.

    July 26, 2008