private parts

plural noun

Definition of private parts

: the external genital and excretory organs

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The most recent incident involved my husband pulling down his pants and showing Jasper his private parts. Dear Abby,, "Dear Abby: Husband’s inappropriate, drunken behavior with cousin is cause for concern," 13 Aug. 2019 More than your life-holding womb and your life-giving private parts, hear me now, love your heart. Ekemini Uwan, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: How Toni Morrison’s words pierced me, as a black Christian female writer," 7 Aug. 2019 The man, who was naked except for what appeared to be a Ronald Reagan rubber mask covering his head and a sock covering his private parts, ran off when the couple spotted him. Carol Robinson |, al, "2 arrested in Mountain Brook burglary after confrontation with ‘Jersey Belle’ cast member," 7 Aug. 2019 That anxiety was only compounded by the fact that my private parts would now also be hanging out, exposed. NBC News, "Taking a naked yoga class gave me a new appreciation for my body," 26 July 2019 For the women who declined to wax Yaniv’s private parts, however, the matter was simpler still. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Canada’s Ball-Waxing Horror Show: Peak Transgender Activism," 23 July 2019 Miss Manners has long believed that such single bathrooms should not be concerned with the private parts of their occupants, but rather with efficiency and ease of use for all. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: He said he was next in line for the women’s restroom," 13 July 2019 After all, this is usually a very private part of your life. Bruce Helmer And Peg Webb, Twin Cities, "Your Money: 3 tips for getting the most out of your financial adviser," 29 June 2019 The painting’s elements—the eye-popping décor and private parts—are not easily integrated. Matthew Klam, The New Yorker, "The Weird, Violent, Uplifting Paintings of Mark Greenwold," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of private parts

1737, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of private parts

informal : a person's external sexual organs

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