Word of the Day: Chiralism

22 Apr

Chiralism is a pseudo-loan word from Japanese:

Chiralism: The act or practice of keeping one in suspense, especially with erotic undertones.

A stripper would be a “chiralist”, for example.  The Japanese “panty shot” is probably the best example of why this term comes to us from the land of the rising sun.  The word itself, though, is of unknown origin.  It appears in the song D-City Rock by Teddyloid from the Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt soundtrack.  Specifically, Stocking states she has no mercy for chiralism.  What exactly that means is most likely that she enjoys teasing peeping toms (like Brief).

As an author, I appreciate words that are new and actually fit in a place where no other words work.  While “tease” would work, it doesn’t fully encompass the idea, especially since it can be unintentional (in the case of a “panty shot”).


Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Weird Stuff, Writing


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3 responses to “Word of the Day: Chiralism

  1. GenTeq

    August 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I ♥ Stocking

  2. dianne

    March 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I❤ Panty

  3. Chimane Shimayne Shimakaze Samuel

    March 4, 2014 at 3:11 am

    so it’s the art of the tease or the art or teasing as a burlesque dancer would do as well.


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