- a fold of skin over the end of the clitoris
Origin of prepuceMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin praeputium ; from prae-, pre- + an unverified form putos, penis ; from Indo-European base an unverified form put-, a swelling from source Lithuanian pusti, to swell, Byelorussian potka, penis
- See foreskin.
- A loose fold of skin covering the glans clitoridis.
Origin of prepuceMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin praep&umacron;tium : possibly prae-, pre- + *p&umacron;tos, penis.
- (anatomy) The foreskin, or retractable fold of tissue covering the tip (glans) of the penis.
- 1922, Jehovah, collector of prepuces, is no more. "” James Joyce, Ulysses
- 1985, But there are a fair number of halfway Jews - you know, those who want God without having to have their prepuces torn off to get him. "” Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
- (anatomy) The corresponding part of the clitoris.
From Latin praeputium.