Definitions

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

  • noun The penis of an animal, especially a bull.
  • noun A whip made from a bull's penis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The penis of an animal, as a bull.

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

  • noun The penis; -- so called in some animals, as the bull.

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

  • noun The penis of an animal.
  • noun A baton made from the penis of an ox, once used to beat men and animals.

Etymologies

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

[Possibly from Low German pēsel, diminutive of Middle Low German pese, penis, tendon.]

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From Low German pesel or West Flemish pezel, diminutive of Middle Dutch pese ("a sinew, tendon, string, pizzle"), from Old Dutch *pisa (“sinew, string, fibre”). Cognate with Dutch pezel, Middle Low German pese ("tendon. bowstring"), Dutch pees ("sinew, tendon"), German dialectal Peserick ("pizzle").

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  • animal penis:

    I came across this one as a wee verbivore when my sister and I were insulting each other w/ random words in the dictionary.

    It stunned her into a silence of at least five minutes.

    September 24, 2007

  • "The condition of a product that is manufactured when no need exists. It indicates the rejection of objects on the grounds that they are no longer wanted."

    September 24, 2007

  • See also baculum, and this list.

    We used to use this word all the time at a job I once had. I believe Shakespeare used it as well. A very dirty word, indeed.

    herotuesday, that's a great story!

    November 1, 2007