phallic symbol


noun Psychoanalysis.

any object, as a cigar or skyscraper, that may broadly resemble or represent the penis, especially such an object that symbolizes power, as an automobile.

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Origin of phallic symbol

First recorded in 1905–10
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Cultural definitions for phallic symbol

phallic symbol
[ (fal-ik) ]

A symbol (see also symbol) of the penis.

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