dildo

[ dil-doh ]
/ ˈdɪl doʊ /
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noun, plural dil·dos. Slang.

an artificial erect penis, used as a sexual aid.

Nearby words

  1. dilative,
  2. dilatometer,
  3. dilator,
  4. dilatory,
  5. dilaudid,
  6. dilemma,
  7. dilemmatic,
  8. dilettante,
  9. dilettantism,
  10. dilf

Origin of dildo

First recorded in 1585–95; of obscure origin

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British Dictionary definitions for dildo

dildo

dildoe

/ (ˈdɪldəʊ) /

noun plural -dos or -does

an object used as a substitute for an erect penis

Word Origin for dildo

C16: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for dildo

dildo

n.

1590s, perhaps a corruption of Italian deletto "delight," from Latin dilectio, noun of action from diligere "to esteem highly, to love" (see diligence). Or (less likely) of English diddle. "Curse Eunuke dilldo, senceless counterfet" ["Choise of Valentines or the Merie Ballad of Nash his Dildo," T. Nashe, c.1593]

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Medicine definitions for dildo

dildo

n. pl. dil•dos

An object that is shaped like and is used as a substitute for an erect penis.

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