Word of the day: heavage

I forgot to mention that my post on smirting was mentioned recently on Buzzfeed – the day the smoking ban came in, I believe.

Chuffed to be picked up by Buzzfeed, I had a bit of a look around. In amongst a lot of guff about giant fish, disposable underwear and third nipples (it's a classy site), I did come across a page on a new word - heavage.

Heavage is man cleavage - you know, when the boys have their first couple of shirt buttons undone to show off the top of their chest. Not something I often do.

It's such a new word that there isn't even a Wikipedia entry on it. However Googling it seems to suggest that Jon Bon Jovi is a particular offender....

Don't worry, I know some of you are sensitive souls so I'm not going to post a picture!


(In case you were wondering, Apus is on leave yet again and will be away until some time in August - one of the perks of being a chief sub seems to be that you get several months' holiday a year...)


Anonymous said...

So does the heavage involve some or all of the following:

a) Hairy cleavage
b) Man-breast cleavage
c) pectoral muscle cleavage


Anonymous said...

Meaning I can get away a) and b) but heavage sounds much better than the 2 combined!!

JD (The Engine Room) said...

Sadly Neil I think it's more c) than a) and b)!

However a) does offer a good explanation for the word: 'hairy' + 'cleavage' = 'heavage' (but I think it's more likely to be 'he' + 'cleavage').

Anonymous said...

At least if few people know about this term I can claim to have one and give it my own (albeit false) interpretation!!

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd see the words "hairy cleavage" used together. Thanks... I think.