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family jewels

plural noun, Slang.
1.
the male genitals.
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  • This young prodigal, who has spent all his fortune, is now reduced to sell his family jewels: hence the 1000 fr.

  • In the Bracondale family jewels she took but little interest.

    The White Lie William Le Queux
  • The family jewels are not all gone to the pawnbroker's, as is generally believed.

  • The beds about Cape May were meant to supply the family table, not the family jewels.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • I suppose you think it would be a very fine thing to be Baroness De Burgh, and go to court with all the family jewels on.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • I have, however, at my poor house in Gloucestershire, my family jewels.

    The Lady of Lynn Walter Besant
  • Ruth was to carry a bandbox and a case supposed to contain the family jewels.

  • He is not one of their family jewels to be locked up in their cases.

    Lady Byron Vindicated Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Seize and examine that villain; he has robbed me—examine him instantly: he has stolen the family jewels.

    Willy Reilly William Carleton
  • Whether I shall get interested in his family jewels is another matter.

    Christopher Quarles Percy James Brebner
Slang definitions & phrases for family jewels

family jewels

noun phrase

The testicles; nuts: A kick in the family jewels will often dampen a man's ardor (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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