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penis

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːnɪs
 
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Definition of penis in English:

noun (plural penises or penes /-niːz/)

1The male genital organ of higher vertebrates, carrying the duct for the transfer of sperm during copulation. In humans and most other mammals it consists largely of erectile tissue and is used also for urination.
Synonyms
phallus, (male) member, (male) organ, sex, erection
North American informal pee-pee
Irish informal mickey
humorous lunch box
vulgar slang cock, dick, prick, knob, chopper, tool, equipment, dipstick, ding-a-ling, dong, (one-eyed) trouser snake, shaft, ramrod, root, boner, length, meat, pudding, pego, John Thomas, Johnson, machine, manhood, thing, winkle, middle leg, third leg, old man, joystick, pencil, pisser, prong, putz, rig, rod, Roger, stalk, stiffy, tonk, tube, weapon, yard
British vulgar slang willy, horn, how's your father, peter, plonker, todger
Irish vulgar slang langer
North American vulgar slang dork, pecker, weenie, wiener, schlong, whang, whanger
archaic membrum virile, virile member, nerve, person, propagator, tarse, verge, pizzle
archaic , vulgar slang loom, needle, pillicock, pintle, runnion
1.1 Zoology A type of male copulatory organ present in some invertebrates, such as gastropod molluscs.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin, 'tail, penis'.

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