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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.


phallic symbol

  1. A symbol (see also symbol ) of the penis .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of phallic symbol1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

Lee wasn’t involved in Dave’s first season, and at first, he says he was skeptical of the show based on its billboards, in which Burd appeared as a phallic symbol.

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There are also shown animal representations before the sacred tree or grove, a phallic symbol.

If one were to think of the three horses as of a phallic symbol the significance of this dream at once becomes apparent.

Signs of phallicism among the ancient Hebrews can be clearly pointed out; the serpent was a phallic symbol.

The famous Black Stone of Mecca, to which religious honours are paid, is also said by authorities to be a phallic symbol.

The beneficent influence of this particular phallic symbol has been well brought out in several classical stories.

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