Definition of codpiece
: a flap or bag concealing an opening in the front of men's breeches especially in the 15th and 16th centuries
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Ty Lue has instructed all of his players to wear metal codpieces beneath their shorts to increase the likelihood that Draymond Green will have to exit the series with a severe foot injury.
A rare touring drama, a double-dose of the Phantom and Shakespeare in an enormous codpiece highlight the 2017-18 Hennepin Theatre Trust season, announced Monday.
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Origin and Etymology of codpiece
Middle English codpese, from cod “bag, scrotum” (going back to Old English codd, akin to Middle Dutch codde “cylindrical piece of wood,” Old Frisian kudda “cudgel,” Middle Low German kudde, kodde “hog,” Old Norse koddi “pillow, scrotum,” all from a Germanic base denoting something distended and unevenly shaped) + pese 1piece
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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