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 (prī-ā′pĭk, -ăp′ĭk) also pri·a·pe·an (prī′ə-pē′ən)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus; phallic.
2. Characterized by or exhibiting unrestrained or excessive male sexual activity.

[From priapus.]
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(praɪˈæpɪk; -ˈeɪ-) or


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (sometimes capital) of or relating to Priapus
2. a less common word for phallic
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(praɪˈæp ɪk)

2. exaggeratedly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.priapic - overly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality; "priapic episodes"; "priapic victories"
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
2.priapic - resembling or being a phallus; "a phallic symbol"; "phallic eroticism"; "priapic figurines"
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
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