ecdysiast

Pronunciation /ɛkˈdɪzɪast/
noun
humorous
A striptease performer.

Origin
1940s from Greek ekdusis ‘shedding’, on the pattern of enthusiast.

She adored her job, ecdysiast.
But Sydney’s dreams would never last,
The years were passing just too fast.
Too soon her dancing days were passed.

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