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  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to Priapus; phallic.
  2. characterized by or emphasizing a phallus: priapic figurines.
  3. (of an image) suggestive of or resembling a phallus by its shape.
  4. exaggeratedly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality.
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Origin of priapic

First recorded in 1780–90; Priap(us) + -ic
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priapean (ˌpraɪəˈpiːən)

  1. (sometimes capital) of or relating to Priapus
  2. a less common word for phallic
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Word Origin and History for priapic


"phallic," 1786, with -ic + Priapus (Greek Priapos), son of Dionysus and Aphrodite, the god who personified male reproductive power. His name is of unknown origin.

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priapic in Medicine


(prī-āpĭk, -ăpĭk)
  1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus; phallic.
  2. Relating to or excessively concerned with masculinity.
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