ithyphallic

adjective
ithy·​phal·​lic | \ ˌi-thi-ˈfa-lik How to pronounce ithyphallic (audio) \

Definition of ithyphallic

1 : of or relating to the phallus carried in procession in ancient festivals of Bacchus
2a : having an erect penis usually used of figures in an art representation
b : obscene, lewd

First Known Use of ithyphallic

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ithyphallic

Late Latin ithyphallicus, from Greek ithyphallikos, from ithyphallos erect phallus, from ithys straight + phallos phallus

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“Ithyphallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ithyphallic. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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