Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the pubis or the pubes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to the area of the body adjacent to the pubis or the pubes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the pubis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the pubes or pubis: as, the pubic bones; the pubic symphysis, ramus, spine, ligament, artery, etc.
  • the inferior, oblique, or descending ramus, forming each half of the pubic arch, partly circumscribing the obturator foramen, and ankylosed with the ischium.

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

  • adj. relating or near the pubis

Etymologies

From pubes and pubis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
pubis +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We are now even trialling fixed penalty notices for urinating in pubic and public nuisance, depending on circumstances. i dont work in the area its being trialled, so dont know the details of rate of infringements vs, notice to appear vs arrest.

    Complete Utter Shambles « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • NEW YORK - In a significant development around online video viewership metrics for marketers and publishers, Kantar Video has launched its new "Videolytics" platform in pubic beta today.

    Andy Plesser: Video: WPP's Kantar Unit Launches Online Video Analytics Platform

  • It's like having a shelf in pubic to display your books -- only you're also displaying other things around those books too -- all of which serves to draw a reader's attention to your work.

    Interview: Michael Arnzen

  • He knows that the pubic is overhwelming for reform of Wall Street.

    Wall Street reform: Washington's next battle

  • Next thing you know they will be wearing their white sheets in pubic ...

    DNC: Barbour 'defended the indefensible'

  • The point of Twitter is to answer “What are you doing” … whispers provide a way of doing that to a small group of folks … with the intention of encouraging more folks to remain pubic with the majority of their status updates.

    Groups for Twitter; or A Proposal for Twitter Tag Channels | FactoryCity

  • They wanted God in American pubic life, but, given the memory of religious warfare that could engulf and destroy whole governments, they saw the wisdom of distinguishing between private and public religion.

    Firedoglake » Chocolate Eggs, Faith and the Democratic Party

  • Despite our glee that we thought we found the word pubic before a story went to press - no such luck.

    Examiner

  • I think I mostly do what I want … but sometimes, when I’m being particularly snippy or bitchy towards my husband or child … in pubic … I get really self-aware and hope no one recognizes me – from my blog or otherwise.

    » What Will Other People Think? Strocel.com

  • - Being surveiled is not the same as having those tapes made widely available, and being taped interacting in pubic is not the same as engaging someone in a one-on-one conversation that you know is public and they don’t.

    Journalism Ethics

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  • John - I saw that yesterday and laughed out loud. I wanted to comment but had to run off to do stupid non-wordie stuff. *digs toe into dirt and kicks it up*

    August 20, 2009

  • Now that, sir, is serendipity.

    August 20, 2009

  • Mildly amusing, sort of, that right now on the homepage this is listed just above yak-shaving.

    August 20, 2009

  • What?? No pubic option for healthcare? Why, that's...that's....

    Oh, I give up. *sigh*

    August 20, 2009

  • Yet another example seen on this website. Scroll down to the bottom and look for the sign held by the (shrieking) woman wearing black.

    August 20, 2009

  • *groan*
    ;)

    August 5, 2009

  • Pubic at large is very entertaining. I presume the division, however, is preferable to the comb-over.

    August 5, 2009

  • This typo also occurs in Sarah Waters' Fingersmith.

    August 4, 2009

  • Yikes.

    August 4, 2009

  • Another typo spellcheckers frequently miss....

    August 4, 2009

  • Seen in text: "The vote is split among ideological lines, and reflects the divisions in the pubic at large."

    August 4, 2009