- phallic (adj.) "pertaining to the phallus," 1789, from Gk. phallikos, from phallos (see PHALLUS (Cf. phallus)). First record of phallic symbol is from 1907.
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phallic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or resembling a phallus or erect penis. DERIVATIVES phallically adverb … English terms dictionary
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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 — 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
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