Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The penis.

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  • noun slang the penis

Etymologies

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

[From the name Johnson.]

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  • A friend of mine has drawn my attention to this project.

    It's for the three-hundredth anniversary of Samuel Johnson's birth, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, at Yale, is "blogging" daily entries from the first edition of Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" (1755). You get images from the original proof copy, which includes Johnson's annotations.

    Into the Bs now, with words like backfriend (a friend back-wards; that is, an enemy in secret – my friend speculates whether this is a precursor to frenemy).

    January 24, 2009

  • Wow! Frindley, that's really cool—thanks for posting.

    January 24, 2009

  • You gotta love that over-ftudioufnefs under the book-le'arning entry.

    January 24, 2009

  • I guess that's a hazard if you're "Verfed in books." :-)

    Great site--thanks, Frindley!

    January 25, 2009