Definition of phallic
phallicallyplay \ˈfa-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of phallic in a Sentence
The poem is filled with phallic imagery.
an ancient Greek phallic symbol representing fertility
Recent Examples of phallic from the Web
This breakthrough came at an ironic cost as gay-friendly analysts in the 1990s and 2000s often repeated their predecessors’ inclination to emphasize attachment motivations at the expense of phallic drives.
In a world of only women, there are no phallic structures.
Filmmaker Patty Jenkins figures that in a world of only women, there would be no phallic structures.
Aylmer is a brain parasite of unknown origin; a phallic, bobbing slug that enjoys feasting on live human brains.
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First Known Use of phallic
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Definition of phallic for English Language Learners
: of, relating to, or resembling a penis
Medical Definition of phallic
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