priapic

adjective
pri·a·pic | \ prī-ˈā-pik , -ˈa- \

Definition of priapic 

1 : phallic

2 : relating to or preoccupied with virility or male sexual excitement

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Primitive humans once celebrated May 1 with fertility rituals — think maidens with garlands dancing around a priapic maypole. John Kelly, Washington Post, "May Day used to be a big deal in Washington. Could it ever be again?," 30 Apr. 2018 There is the occasional priapic silliness and the title is unwieldy if not awful. The Economist, "The secrets of Indonesia’s finest novelist," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of priapic

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for priapic

Latin priapus lecher, from Priapus

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