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family jewels

plural noun, Slang.
the male genitals. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for family jewels
Historical Examples
  • In the Bracondale family jewels she took but little interest.

    The White Lie William Le Queux
  • By the bye, has Mr. Arnold ever said anything to you about the family jewels?

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • The beds about Cape May were meant to supply the family table, not the family jewels.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • I have, however, at my poor house in Gloucestershire, my family jewels.

    The Lady of Lynn

    Walter Besant
  • He is not one of their family jewels to be locked up in their cases.

    Lady Byron Vindicated Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • They were family jewels, and were worth over a thousand dollars.

    Cast Upon the Breakers Horatio Alger
  • All the family jewels, so to speak, hung about her pretty figure.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • Whether I shall get interested in his family jewels is another matter.

    Christopher Quarles Percy James Brebner
  • The family jewels are not all gone to the pawnbroker's, as is generally believed.

  • They were very handsomely dressed, and wore their family jewels.

Slang definitions & phrases for family jewels

family jewels

noun phrase

The testicles; nuts: A kick in the family jewels will often dampen a man's ardor (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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