[fuh-ley-shee-oh, -lah-tee-oh, fe-]


oral stimulation of the penis, especially to orgasm.

Nearby words

  1. fella,
  2. fellable,
  3. fellah,
  4. fellahin,
  5. fellate,
  6. fellation,
  7. feller,
  8. feller, bob,
  9. felling,
  10. fellini

Also fel·la·tion [fuh-ley-shuh n, fe-] /fəˈleɪ ʃən, fɛ-/.

Origin of fellatio

1885–90; < New Latin fellātiō, equivalent to Latin fel(l)āt(us) (past participle of fel(l)āre to suck) + -iō -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for fellatio




a sexual activity in which the penis is stimulated by the partner's mouthCompare cunnilingus
Derived Formsfellator, nounfellatrix, fem n

Word Origin for fellatio

C19: New Latin, from Latin fellāre to suck

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Word Origin and History for fellatio



1887, from Latin fellatus, past participle of fellare "to suck," from PIE root *dhe(i)- (see fecund). The sexual partner performing fellatio is a fellator; if female, a fellatrice or fellatrix.

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Medicine definitions for fellatio




Oral stimulation of the penis.

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