phallic symbol

phallic symbol

noun Psychoanalysis.
any object, as a cigar or skyscraper, that may broadly resemble or represent the penis, especially such an object that symbolizes power, as an automobile.

Origin:
1905–10

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phallic symbol [(fal-ik)]

A symbol of the penis.

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