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cacoethes

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cacoethes rate
(Adult / Slang)
Obsolete word defined in the 1960s as an uncontrollable or insatiable desire or passion.
Etymology: From the Greek kakoethes , meaning bad habits. Usage may have been limited and short-lived; the two lexicographers who mention this word are Roger Blake in The American Dictionary of Adult Sexual Terms (1964) and John Trimble in 5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases (1966); both authors qualify this word as Conventional, meaning: ' acceptable in polite society when appropriately used.'
cacoethes rate
(Noun) A bad habit or an insatiable urge
Usage: Yeah he has a cacoethes of doing that.


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