phallicism

[fal-uh-siz-uh m]
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noun

worship of the phallus, especially as symbolic of power or of the generative principle of nature.

Nearby words

  1. phallectomy,
  2. phalli,
  3. phallic,
  4. phallic phase,
  5. phallic symbol,
  6. phallism,
  7. phallitis,
  8. phallo-,
  9. phallocampsis,
  10. phallocentric

Also phal·lism [fal-iz-uh m] /ˈfæl ɪz əm/.

Origin of phallicism

First recorded in 1880–85; phallic + -ism

Related formsphal·li·cist, phal·list, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for phallicism

phallicism

phallism

noun

the worship or veneration of the phallus
Derived Formsphallicist or phallist, noun

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