noun \ˈkäd-ˌpēs\

Definition of CODPIECE

:  a flap or bag concealing an opening in the front of men's breeches especially in the 15th and 16th centuries

Origin of CODPIECE

Middle English codpese, from cod bag, scrotum (from Old English codd) + pese piece
First Known Use: 15th century


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