Origin of phallic
Examples from the Web for phallical
Historical Examples of phallical
The phallical serpent is the cause of the fall of the first man.
However much poetic imagination may have adorned similar legends, their phallical origin can always be traced.
Here we have the usual correspondence between the phallical figure and that of the simpleton.
Among the productions of the phallical and serpentine genie of darkness are the clouds.
The habit certain fishes have of ejecting froth from the mouth may have suggested a phallical image.
- relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which a male child's interest is concentrated on the genital organs
- designating personality traits, such as conceit and self-assurance, due to fixation at the phallic stage of developmentCompare anal (def. 2), oral (def. 7), genital (def. 2)
- (in Freudian theory) denoting a phase of early childhood in which there is a belief that both sexes possess a phallus
"pertaining to the phallus," 1789, from Greek phallikos, from phallos (see phallus). First record of phallic symbol is from 1809.