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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The supposed wish of a girl or woman to have a penis, postulated by Sigmund Freud as a cause of feelings of inferiority and psychic conflict.

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  • n. The alleged unconscious desire of a woman to possess a penis.

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  • n. (psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis; said to explain femininity

Etymologies

Translating German Penisneid (in Freud). (Wiktionary)

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