un·​cir·​cum·​cised ˌən-ˈsər-kəm-ˌsīzd How to pronounce uncircumcised (audio)
: not circumcised
: spiritually impure : heathen
uncircumcision noun

Examples of uncircumcised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That said, following proper care and hygiene practices for uncircumcised penises can mitigate these risks. Jenni Singer, Parents, 19 July 2023 Do people prefer uncircumcised penises? Meagan Drillinger, Men's Health, 31 Jan. 2023 His work hypothesized that London’s circumcised Jewish population was less vulnerable to venereal disease than their uncircumcised neighbors. Tim Brinkhof, Discover Magazine, 17 Jan. 2022 Caused by defective blood clotting factors, the disease has been with us since at least the second century , when a rabbi gave mothers whose first two sons had bled to death from circumcision wounds permission to leave the third sons uncircumcised. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2011 Some Jewish scholars thought that uncircumcised men would prove too irresistible for Jewish women, and that men without a foreskin would not be led into constant temptation. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 One of my male patients was mocked for being uncircumcised. Ian Kerner, CNN, 19 July 2021 An interim analysis of STEP found that uncircumcised men who had been naturally infected with Ad5 before receiving the vaccine became especially vulnerable to the AIDS virus. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 19 Oct. 2020 An uncircumcised infant’s foreskin is naturally tight, but will relax as the child grows. Susan Reslewic Keatley, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncircumcised was in the 14th century

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“Uncircumcised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncircumcised. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


un·​cir·​cum·​cised ˌən-ˈsər-kəm-ˌsīzd, ˈən-ˌ How to pronounce uncircumcised (audio)
: not circumcised

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