Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. phallic
  • adj. masculine or excessively concerned with masculinity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or relating to Priapus, or to the cult and myths concerning him; phallic.

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

  • adj. resembling or being a phallus
  • adj. overly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality

Etymologies

From priapus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • Perhaps he had some kind of priapic illness, in which case one can only sympathise.

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  • 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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  • Though the film broadly spoofs the priapic grandiosity of heavy-metal acts and riffs knowingly on the rock-doc genre Mr. Reiner, as director Marty DeBergi , is a spoof on Martin Scorsese in "The Last Waltz", it doesn't seem to have aged much in 27 years.

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  • All the usual devices are employed, from female guest vocalists to mildly priapic strutting on the "urban" City is Ours, but originality is manifestly lacking.

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  • Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, the priapic bishop of Autun who became France's diplomat for all seasons he served and survived both the Revolution and Napoleon, famously remarked that no one who had not lived during the ancien régime could have any idea of how sweet life could be.

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  • And they will surely be in 2010 in that ludicrous mode affected by all incoming UK governments of wanting to show that they have influence with their new-found chums Nicolas, Angela and the priapic Silvio.

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  • Panted, priapic insistences left on people's phones surely aren't the norm.

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  • Ellroy has grown to dislike My Dark Places and now finds it "fraudulent and dramatically expedient" – which is ironic considering how much of it he rehashes in this disjointed confession, alternately pious and priapic; its goal exorcism but not closure, for no one as obsessive as Ellroy could contemplate such a thing.

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  • Tiger Woods remains in the wilderness not because of his epic, priapic misadventures, but because he can't seem to get the old niblick working.

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