Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the pubis.

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

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

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

  • adjective relating or near the pubis

Etymologies

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

[From pubes and pubis.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pubis +‎ -ic

Examples

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

    August 4, 2009

  • Another typo spellcheckers frequently miss....

    August 4, 2009

  • Yikes.

    August 4, 2009

  • This typo also occurs in Sarah Waters' Fingersmith.

    August 4, 2009

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

    August 5, 2009

  • *groan*

    ;)

    August 5, 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

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

    Oh, I give up. *sigh*

    August 20, 2009

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

    August 20, 2009

  • Now that, sir, is serendipity.

    August 20, 2009