penis envy


penis envy

noun

Definition of PENIS ENVY

:  the supposed coveting of the penis by a young human female which is held in Freudian psychoanalytic theory to lead to feelings of inferiority and defensive or compensatory behavior

First Known Use of PENIS ENVY

1924

penis en·vy

noun \-ˌen-vē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PENIS ENVY

: the supposed coveting of the penis by a young human female which is held in psychoanalytic theory to lead to feelings of inferiority and defensive or compensatory behavior

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