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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
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First Known Use of PENIS ENVY

1924
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penis envy

noun penis en·vy \-ˌen-vē\

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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