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dildo

[dil-doh] /ˈdɪl doʊ/
noun, plural dildos. Slang.
1.
an artificial erect penis, used as a sexual aid.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for dildo

dildo

/ˈdɪldəʊ/
noun (pl) -dos, -does
1.
an object used as a substitute for an erect penis
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for dildo
n.

1590s, perhaps a corruption of Italian deletto "delight," from Latin dilectio, noun of action from diligere "to esteem highly, to love" (see diligence). Or (less likely) of English diddle. "Curse Eunuke dilldo, senceless counterfet" ["Choise of Valentines or the Merie Ballad of Nash his Dildo," T. Nashe, c.1593]

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dildo in Medicine

dildo dil·do or dil·doe (dĭl'dō)
n. or dil·dos or dil·does
An object that is shaped like and is used as a substitute for an erect penis.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dildo

dildo

noun
  1. An artificial substitute for an erect penis (1593+)
  2. (also dill by 1950s) A stupid and despicable person; jerk, prick: Yeah, I know that dildo. What's your problem with him? (1638+)

[fr Italian diletto, in the particular sense ''a women's delight'']


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