- an image of the male reproductive organ, especially that carried in procession in ancient festivals of Dionysus, or Bacchus, symbolizing the generative power in nature.
- Anatomy. the penis, the clitoris, or the sexually undifferentiated embryonic organ out of which either of these develops.
Origin of phallus
Examples from the Web for phallus
But nobody can look at that diagram and think about anything other than an impressively sized phallus.11 News Anchor Flubs: Tom Brokaw on Ambien, Weather Penis, and More
December 18, 2013
Recently, a Photoshopped picture of conservative pundit S.E. Cupp with a phallus in her mouth was printed in Hustler magazine.Meghan McCain: Cut It Out, Internet Bullies!
May 27, 2012
They share the same last name, wavy hair, sly grin—and fascination with the phallus.21 Jump Street: Meet Dave Franco, James Franco’s Hot Brother
March 15, 2012
It's a sort of Phallus worship that always was and always will be.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
Which was the more worthy of deification—the yoni, or the phallus?Sex=The Unknown Quantity
This is not a criticism of the phallus on grounds of obscenity, but on grounds of buffoonery.
At Rome the phallus was an amulet and was worn by all children.
The head of the phallus was enlivened with the face of a saint.Fantazius Mallare
- another word for penis
- an image of the penis, esp as a religious symbol of reproductive power
Word Origin and History for phallus
1610s, "an image of the penis," from Latin phallus, from Greek phallos "penis," also "carving or image of an erect penis (symbolizing the generative power in nature) used in the cult of Dionysus," from PIE *bhel-no-, from root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (cf. Old Norse boli "bull," Old English bulluc "little bull," and possibly Greek phalle "whale;" see bole). Used of the penis itself (often in symbolic context) from 1924, originally in jargon of psychoanalysis.
- The penis.
- The sexually undifferentiated tissue in an embryo that becomes the penis or clitoris.
- The immature penis considered in psychoanalysis as the libidinal object of infantile sexuality in the male.