Definition of Codpiece

1. Noun. (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches.

Group relationships: Breeches, Knee Breeches, Knee Pants, Knickerbockers, Knickers
Generic synonyms: Flap

Definition of Codpiece

1. n. A part of male dress in front of the breeches, formerly made very conspicuous.

Definition of Codpiece

1. Noun. A part of male dress in front of the breeches to cover the male genitals, sometimes made very conspicuous in former times. ¹

2. Noun. A conspicuous protection for the male genitals in a suit of plate armor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Codpiece

1. a cover for the crotch in men's breeches [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Codpiece

codogenic
codology
codomain
codomains
codominance
codominant
codominant allele
codominant gene
codominant inheritance
codominant trait
codominants
codon
codons
codoped
codoping
codpieces
codrive
codriven
codriver
codrivers
codrives
codriving
codrove
cods
codswallop
codswallops
coe-
coed
coedit

Literary usage of Codpiece

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Representative English Plays: From the Middle Ages to the End of the by John Strong Perry Tatlock, Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"The codpiece was the case for't. 2 Serv. There waa a cunning traitor. ... A fire-lock in 's codpiece ! 1 Serv. 'T was a French plot, upon my life. 2 Serv. ..."

2. ... Characters and Passages from Note-books by Samuel Butler (1908)
"The Protestant Religion was not introduc'd by our King Harry's codpiece (as Papist[s] very ... When King Harrys codpiece was so far from being concern'd, ..."

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