codpiece

[ kod-pees ]

noun
  1. (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.

  2. Obsolete. penis.

Origin of codpiece

1
1400–50; late Middle English. See cod2, piece

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codpiece

/ (ˈkɒdˌpiːs) /


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

Origin of codpiece

1
C15: from cod ² + piece

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