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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Some uncircumcised men and people with penises decide to get circumcised as adults. Zahra Barnes, SELF, 29 Dec. 2018 Oh, the uncircumcised penis, that driver of insanity and moral disarray. Matt Thompson, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2017 What if during middle school he gets picked on in the locker room for being the only uncircumcised kid? Chris Silva, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2016 See More

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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 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


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

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