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codpiece

[ kod-pees ]
/ ˈkɒdˌpis /
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noun
(in the 15th and 16th centuries) a flap or cover for the crotch in men's hose or tight-fitting breeches, usually matching the costume and often decorated.
Obsolete. penis.
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Origin of codpiece

1400–50; late Middle English. See cod2, piece
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British Dictionary definitions for codpiece

codpiece
/ (ˈkɒdˌpiːs) /

noun
a bag covering the male genitals, attached to hose or breeches by laces, etc, worn in the 15th and 16th centuries

Word Origin for codpiece

C15: from cod ² + piece
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