Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus.
  • adjective Of or relating to the cult of the phallus as an embodiment of generative power.
  • adjective 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 The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Greek phallikos, from phallos, phallus; see phallus.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From phallus ("penis") + -ic.

Examples

Comments

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  • Phallic Logo Awards:

    http://www.b3ta.com/features/phalliclogoawards/

    July 31, 2008

  • Still some problems with links, froggy :-D

    PLEASE tell me the last one is fake. PLEASE.

    July 31, 2008

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

    July 31, 2008

  • It's the one I was talking about!

    July 31, 2008

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

    *better not answer that*

    July 31, 2008

  • corrected phallic logo awards link

    Great 1920s transvestite oral sex action. Snort!

    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

  • 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

  • Can the internet be considered phallic?

    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