Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus.
  • adj. Of or relating to the cult of the phallus as an embodiment of generative power: phallic worship.
  • adj. Of or relating to the third stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, from about ages three to six, during which gratification is focused on sensations associated with the genital organs. The phallic stage is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency period.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having to do with the penis, especially in terms of shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the phallus, or to phallism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the phallus or the generative principle in nature: as, phallic worship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to a phallus especially as an embodiment of generative power
  • adj. resembling or being a phallus

Etymologies

Greek phallikos, from phallos, phallus; see phallus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From phallus ("penis") + -ic. (Wiktionary)

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  • In conversation last night about this page, the links on it--particularly this year's winner--and the lovely pictures linked to bloomin' dildo, the term dikebana was coined.

    July 31, 2008

  • Isn't whether something is wide or long dependent on what angle you're looking at it from?

    July 31, 2008

  • Fingers, legs, arms, hairs, intestines, highways, spaghetti, skis...

    July 31, 2008

  • A rolling pin?

    July 31, 2008

  • Lots of things are longer than they are wide and aren't phallic. I can think of one in particular that, if you have one, would pretty much guarantee you are female.

    July 31, 2008

  • But isn't it also wider than it is long?

    July 31, 2008

  • Just apply the phallic criterion: "is it longer than it is wide?"; if the answer is affirmative, then yes.

    July 31, 2008

  • Can the internet be considered phallic?

    July 31, 2008

  • c_b, your comment was cut off on the home page just at the most suggestive place - "hard". Ha ha!

    Yes, I have nothing substantive to add to the discussion.

    July 31, 2008

  • I have to wonder if the designer was trying to put one over on us, assuming that most people wouldn't immediately say "Gosh, that looks like a hard ___, ___ing into a _____!!" Because, truly, he/she could NOT have POSSIBLY ...

    Well...

    If he/she didn't see that, I feel sorry for him/her/them/it.

    July 31, 2008

  • corrected phallic logo awards link

    Great 1920s transvestite oral sex action. Snort!

    July 31, 2008

  • I know what you mean, Pro. What could the designer have been thinking?

    *better not answer that*

    July 31, 2008

  • It's the one I was talking about!

    July 31, 2008

  • Don't miss this one. I think it's supposed to be a pagoda...

    July 31, 2008

  • Still some problems with links, froggy :-D
    PLEASE tell me the last one is fake. PLEASE.

    July 31, 2008

  • Phallic Logo Awards:
    http://www.b3ta.com/features/phalliclogoawards/

    July 31, 2008