phallic symbol

noun Psychoanalysis.
  1. 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.

Origin of phallic symbol

First recorded in 1905–10
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phallic symbol in Culture

phallic symbol

[(fal-ik)]

A symbol (see also symbol) of the penis.

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