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In an informal conversation with a new friend, I was discussing 擬態語. She offered the word もやもや as an example, meaning "to be horny (i.e.., desiring sex)." After clarifying the meaning, I left it at that. When I looked it up I see this definition:

もやもや moyamoya · モヤモヤ

adverb / noun or participle with aux. verb する → conjugation: hazy;  murky;  misty;  foggy;  fuzzy; —Onomatopoeia.

「あっぱれ!」天使はそういうと、稲妻が走るもやもやの煙の中へ消えていった。 "Done!" says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning.

adverb / noun / noun or participle with aux. verb する → conjugation: gloomy;  feeling depressed;  feeling sad; —Onomatopoeia.

In any case, it is apparent that Tangorin.com is making a mistake in calling this word onomatopoeia, as it is a mimetic word instead (apparently a Phenomime.)

Is it also a psychomime expressing the state of horniness or did I hear wrong? If I heard wrong does such a psychomime exist?

I would ask this friend directly, but I have a girlfriend and am wary of initating what could be a flirtatious conversation.

*Edit: Kotobank has this definition so I think I heard right:

色情がむらむらと起こるさま。「数々の通はせ文、清十郎も―となりて」〈浮・五人女・一〉

Is this expression common and easily understandable? Is the meaning different than むらむら?

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Are you sure it wasn't ムラムラ? –  ssb Jun 5 '13 at 17:00
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もやもや has many different meanings... but one of those meanings could include what you are describing: (see definition 5 on this kotobank.jp entry.) –  summea Jun 5 '13 at 17:14
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「むらむら」をhornyの意味で使うようになったのはけっこう近年です zokugo-dict.com/33mu/muramura.htm ...で、「もやもや」はあまりhornyの意味で使わないです。どちらかというと‌​「煙・湯気が立ち込める」「はっきり・すっきりしない」「気分が晴れない」などの意味で使うことが多いです。ちなみに、「もやもや病」っていう病気があってね・・・ ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/… (えっ、英‌​語で"Moyamoya disease"!?) –  Choko Jun 5 '13 at 21:20
    
@Chocolate maybe that should be an answer –  ssb Jun 6 '13 at 9:21
    
@ssb どおしようwwwww –  Choko Jun 10 '13 at 19:49

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モヤモヤ is associated with a moist vagina "ready to receive" so to speak.

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There are some variety of meaning of モヤモヤ but there is no meaning related to physical sexual things. –  Takumi Sueda Dec 2 at 15:53

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