[ piz-uh l ]
/ ˈpɪz əl /


the penis of an animal, especially a bull.
a whip made from a bull's pizzle.

Origin of pizzle

1515–25; probably < dialectal Dutch pezel or Low German pēsel, equivalent to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pēs(e) (Dutch pees) tendon, sinew + -el diminutive suffix; see -le
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Examples from the Web for pizzle

  • The captain ran up to them and redoubled his blows with the bull's pizzle.


British Dictionary definitions for pizzle


/ (ˈpɪzəl) /


archaic, or dialect the penis of an animal, esp a bull

Word Origin for pizzle

C16: of Germanic origin; compare Low German pēsel, Flemish pēzel, Middle Dutch pēze sinew
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