phal|lic [ `fælık ] adjective usually before noun
relating to or similar to a phallus:
phallic symbol

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • phallic — (adj.) pertaining to the phallus, 1789, from Gk. phallikos, from phallos (see PHALLUS (Cf. phallus)). First record of phallic symbol is from 1907 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Phallic — Phal lic, a. [Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to the phallus, or to phallism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phallic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or resembling a phallus or erect penis. DERIVATIVES phallically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • phallic — [fal′ik] adj. [Gr phallikos] 1. of, like, or relating to the phallus 2. of or relating to phallicism 3. GENITAL (sense 2a) …   English World dictionary

  • phallic — adjective Date: 1789 1. of or relating to phallicism < a phallic cult > 2. of, relating to, or resembling a phallus 3. relating to or being the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory that follows the anal stage and during… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phallic — adjective Having to do with the penis. The Washington Monument is widely considered a phallic symbol. Ant: yonic See Also: phallus …   Wiktionary

  • phallic — adj. Phallic is used with these nouns: ↑symbol, ↑symbolism …   Collocations dictionary

  • phallic — phal|lic [ˈfælık] adj like or relating to a phallus ▪ phallic symbols …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • phallic — [[t]fæ̱lɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is phallic is shaped like an erect penis. It can also relate to male sexual powers …   English dictionary

  • phallic — adjective like or related to the phallus: phallic symbols …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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