monthly period

   menstruation
   Not how many days a month lasts. Standard English, sometimes shortened to monthlies:
    ... her monthly period. We call it menstruation. (Sharpe, 1978)
    Molly was easily excited, especially about the eighth day after her monthlies had ceased. (F. Harris, 1925)
   Month's is obsolete:
    ... my wife... gone to bed not very well, she having her month's upon her. (Pepys, 1662)
   Monthly courses is also obsolete but a woman my still suffer from monthly blues:
    'You all right?' 'Yes.' 'Monthly blues?' (de Mille, 1988)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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