penis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n penis the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size
    • n Penis pē"nĭs (Anat) The erectile external sexual organ of males, used in copulation, and in mammals, also for urination.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An American urologist bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
    • n penis The male organ of copulation; the intromittent or copulatory organ of the male sex of any animal. The penis in the vertebrates is generally, in part at least, homologous with the organ so named in man, but not in the invertebrates; it is sometimes double, as in certain reptiles, crabs, etc. In some invertebrates the term is extended to organs which deposit spermatozoa without being intromittent. Many of the older writers on entomology included under this term all the external male organs of generation, dividing them into the phallus, or true intromittent organ, and the forceps or claspers used in copulation. The corresponding organ of the female sex in mammals is termed the clitoris. See cuts under Dendrocæla, Lepadidæ, Proteolepas, Alcippe, Balanus, Cestoidea, and Squillidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The female spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) has a 'penis'.
    • n Penis pē′nis the characteristic external male organ
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Quotations

  • Sigmund Freud
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    “The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
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    “Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis.”
  • Florynce R. Kennedy
    Florynce R. Kennedy
    “There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a tail.

Usage

In literature:

Sheath of penis: in Odonata, a median, hood-like piece between the hamules, under which the penis is folded when not in use.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Pressure is exercised on the penis and testes, in order to dull sensibility.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
I have found them most frequently in the papilla on the extreme end of the penis, and immediately behind this.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
N. The corpus cavernosum penis; n, its artery.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Their imagination discharges itself through their penis.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Was it a paralysis of the terminations of the veins, which absorb the blood from the tumid penis?
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Swelling of the penis, frequent urination, and painful erections are also common symptoms.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Daoud stared with curiosity and faint distaste at the uncircumcised penis peeping from its thicket of grizzled hair.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Daoud could feel his penis and scrotum shrinking.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Gave him a peny, and bid him present my Service to his Grandmother.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
For one peny the pece.
"Dialogues in French and English" by William Caxton
His penis is so big, so big, so big, that it will not get into my vagina; and if it did get in, I should die.
"Aino Folk-Tales" by Basil Hall Chamberlain
Quod the executours: thou shalt haue a peny, for thou saist trouth.
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
The pain ran along the under side of the penis, which was very large, with an elongated prepuce.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
Qua penis iterum vapulet, metuit crisin.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
An aching at end of penis, and no sexual desire.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Now if the party (which he thus talketh withall) profereth hym a peny or .ii.d.
"The Rogues and Vagabonds of Shakespeare's Youth" by John Awdeley
Hypertrophia penis aut praeputii, et magnitudo relativa penis rarissime efficiunt hominem impotentem.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
The penis is very large, cylindrical, with a truncated, expanded, flattened termination.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
The testes are extra-abdominal, but hang in front of the penis.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In poetry:

I hope it will tear the
Testicles of your lover and bite off his penis
Or at least
Will bring me your stockings between his teeth.
"A Dog After Love" by Yehuda Amichai
But when he sold his meat so fast,
No butcher by him could thrive;
For he sold more meat for one peny
Than others could do for five.
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
When other butchers no meat could sell,
Robin got both gold and fee;
For he sold more meat for one peny
Then others could do for three.
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
"Thou shalle beyre thin own," seid Litulle Jon,
"Maister, and I wil beyre myne,
And we wille shete a peny," seid Litulle Jon,
"Vnder the grene wode lyne."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
"I wil not shete a peny," seyde Robyn Hode,
"In feith, Litulle Johne, with thee,
But euer for on as thou shetes," seid Robyn,
"In feith I holde the thre."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
The sweet juices of your mouth
are like castles bathed in honey.
I've never had it done so gently before.
You have put a circle of castles
around my penis and you swirl them
like sunlight on the wings of birds.
"I've Never Had It Done So Gently Before" by Richard Brautigan

In news:

A British health campaign aims to get men's attention about obesity by appealing to penis -centric psyches.
California Woman Accused Of Severing Husband's Penis .
Berman counsels a woman who believes her husband's penis is too small to please her.
NIH-Backed Study Examined Effects of Penis Size in Gay Community.
A new report by federal auditors says a Kansas-based company may have paid out as much as $4.2 million in potentially fraudulent Medicare claims for penis pumps, and the auditors are asking the company to refund the government the money.
This Guy's Penis Is a Work of Art.
You shouldn't try to dress up your penis .
Talking about the sexual pleasure your penis brings does not make it so.
Garden Grove woman charged with cutting off estranged husband's penis .
Lady Gaga Wore Prosthetic Penis at VMAs.
The penis is a highly vascularized organ, which means there's a lot of blood running through it, so cutting into it can be risky.
"I Have the Smallest Penis in the World".
Penis Tattoo Causes Permanent Erection.
Penis photo Weiner sent to online gal pal emerges.
An apparent photo of Rep Anthony Weiner's penis made its way onto the Internet today after it was tweeted by two radio DJs.
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