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phallic symbol

noun, Psychoanalysis.
1.
any object, as a cigar or skyscraper, that may broadly resemble or represent the penis, especially such an object that symbolizes power, as an automobile.
Origin of phallic symbol
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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phallic symbol [(fal-ik)]

A symbol of the penis.

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