Etymology
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exhibitionist (n.)

1821, "one who takes part in an exhibition;" psychosexual sense is from 1893, in Craddock's translation of Krafft-Ebing; see exhibition + -ist. Related: Exhibitionism (1893); exhibitionistic (1909 as "proper to or suitable for an (art) exhibition"). Exhibitioner is from 1670s in the English university sense.

updated on June 20, 2021

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