pizzle

pizzle

[piz-uhl]
noun
1.
the penis of an animal, especially a bull.
2.
a whip made from a bull's pizzle.

Origin:
1515–25; probably < dialectal Dutch pezel or Low German pēsel, equivalent to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pēs(e) (Dutch pees) tendon, sinew + -el diminutive suffix; see -le

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pizzle (ˈpɪzəl)
 
n
archaic, dialect or the penis of an animal, esp a bull
 
[C16: of Germanic origin; compare Low German pēsel, Flemish pēzel, Middle Dutch pēze sinew]

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pizzle
"penis of a bull used as a flogging instrument," 1523, from L.Ger. pesel or Flem. pezel, dim. of root of Du. pees "sinew," from O.L.G. root *pisa.
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