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Definition of "priapic" [priapic]

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus; phallic. (adjective)
  • Relating to or overly concerned with masculinity. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "priapic" in a sentence
  • "Like Hefner, Wenner panders to a young and, by their own definition, hip demographic of readers under 30 years of age; both publishers might charitably be described as priapic geriatrics at 84 and 64 years of age, respectively."
  • "Perhaps he had some kind of priapic illness, in which case one can only sympathise."
  • "Apart from the choice of judges, the PR machine going way beyond its remit by overselling a priapic coke-user whom they then had to sack, being deserted by Simon Cowell and then, after various related kerfuffles, turned down by Cheryl Cole, and beaten demeaningly and unaccountably in the ratings by Strictly Come Dancing, and not actually having quite enough people who could … sing … the song choices were the worse."
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