piz·​zle ˈpi-zəl How to pronounce pizzle (audio)
: the penis of an animal
: a whip made of a bull's pizzle

Examples of pizzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the front room, meanwhile, the tight menu begins with dishes like KFC (Kanto Fried Chicken) and Soup No. 5 (beef testicles, pizzle, sibot spice). Tori Latham, Robb Report, 6 Dec. 2023 This tassel hangs just below groin level, like a scarlet bull’s pizzle. New York Times, 18 Feb. 2020

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Word History


probably from Dutch dialect pezel; akin to Low German pesel pizzle

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pizzle was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pizzle. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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