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priapic Syllabification: pri·ap·ic
Pronunciation: /prīˈapik/

Definition of priapic in English:


1Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus: priapic carvings
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  • Bringing the subtext of the antique painting and its copies to the fore, the artist has depicted women coming to a priapic fountain to buy winged, straining phalli from an old procuress.
  • My late grandparents lived in Cerne Abbas, a picture-postcard-perfect village which nestles under Giant's Hill, home of that famously priapic ancient chalk carving, the Cerne Giant.
  • ‘I can't look at this painting without blushing,’ she says, showing me a colour photocopy of one of Kahlo's lush phallic portrayals of a priapic vegetable.
1.1Of or relating to male sexuality and sexual activity: priapic cartoons
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  • Viagra was discovered when the men in a trial group taking it, not for priapic proficiency, but to treat heart disease by preventing blood clots and enhancing blood flow, said could they keep taking it please after the experiment was over.
  • Pick up any of his fiction and at the centre of it you'll find a male student, mentally frozen in mid - adolescence, music loving, bemused (though not confused) and priapic.
  • He winks with a goblin leer, but the macho posturing seems little more than a front, although entirely in keeping with the priapic character of Julio.
1.2 Medicine (Of a male) having a persistently erect penis.
Example sentences
  • A Priapic episode is both a painful and embarrassing condition, made all the worse by current social stigmas against its sufferers.
  • A priapic erection lasting for longer than 3 or 4 hours can do lasting damage to spongy tissues of penis, making further erection impossible, so appropriate action is to consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 2 hours.


Late 18th century: from Priapos (see priapism) + -ic.

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