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priapic

[ prahy-ap-ik ]

adjective

  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.


priapic

/ praɪˈæpɪk; -ˈeɪ-; ˌpraɪəˈpiːən /

adjective

  1. sometimes capital of or relating to Priapus
  2. a less common word for phallic


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Word History and Origins

Origin of priapic1

First recorded in 1780–90; Priap(us) + -ic
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Example Sentences

Married off to Henry Thrale, a rich, priapic brewer, she bore him twelve children, of whom only four survived into adult life.

He has observed idols in priapic attitudes, rudely carved in wood, and others made of clay.

Small gods of clay are made in priapic attitudes before which the natives worship.

This fictitious character is represented in priapic attitudes in a number of illustrations of old English ballads.

Consult index for agitated fear of aconite, melancholy of muriatic, priapic pulsatilla.

This was a semi-literary club of profligates with the Priapic emblems for its ensign.

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