foreskin

[ fawr-skin, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌskɪn, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

the prepuce of the penis.

Nearby words

  1. foreshorten,
  2. foreshots,
  3. foreshow,
  4. foreside,
  5. foresight,
  6. foresleeve,
  7. forespeak,
  8. forespent,
  9. forest,
  10. forest green

Origin of foreskin

1525–35; fore- + skin; probably on the model of German Vorhaut (Luther); cf. prepuce

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British Dictionary definitions for foreskin

foreskin

/ (ˈfɔːˌskɪn) /

noun

anatomy the nontechnical name for prepuce (def. 1) Related adjective: preputial
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Word Origin and History for foreskin

foreskin

n.

1530s, from fore- + skin (n.). A loan-translation of Latin prepuce.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for foreskin

foreskin

[ fôrskĭn′ ]

n.

The loose fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis.prepuce

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