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phallic

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adjective phal·lic \ˈfa-lik\

Simple Definition of phallic

  • : of, relating to, or resembling a penis

Full Definition of phallic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to phallicism <a phallic cult>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or resembling a phallus

  3. 3 :  relating to or being the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory that follows the anal stage and during which a child becomes interested in his or her own sexual organs

phal·li·cal·ly play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of phallic

  1. The poem is filled with phallic imagery.

  2. an ancient Greek phallic symbol representing fertility



1704

First Known Use of phallic

1704

Rhymes with phallic


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phallic

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adjective phal·lic \ˈfal-ik\

Medical Definition of phallic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or resembling a penis

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or characterized by the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory following the anal stage and during which a child becomes interested in his or her own sexual organs—compare anal 2, genital 3, oral 3




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