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pizzle

[ piz-uhl ]
/ ˈpɪz əl /
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noun
the penis of an animal, especially a bull.
a whip made from a bull's pizzle.
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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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How to use pizzle in a sentence

  • I'll make that animal smell hell, says he, with the help of that good pizzle my father left me.

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

    Candide|Voltaire

British Dictionary definitions for pizzle

pizzle
/ (ˈpɪzəl) /

noun
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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