cod-piece

codpiece

[kod-pees]
noun
1.
(in the 15th and 16th centuries) a flap or cover for the crotch in men's hose or tight-fitting breeches, usually matching the costume and often decorated.
2.
Obsolete, penis.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English. See cod2, piece

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codpiece (ˈkɒdˌpiːs)
 
n
a bag covering the male genitals, attached to hose or breeches by laces, etc, worn in the 15th and 16th centuries
 
[C15: from cod² + piece]

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codpiece
1460, "a bagged appendage to the front of the breeches; often conspicuous" [OED], from O.E. codd "a bag, pouch," in M.E., "testicles."
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