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.

Origin of priapic

First recorded in 1780–90; Priap(us) + -ic
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Contemporary Examples of priapic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for priapic

priapic

priapean (ˌpraɪəˈpiːən)

adjective
  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
adj.

"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

priapic

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