The penis of an animal, especially a bull.
A whip made from a bull's penis.
The penis of an animal, esp. that of a bull as formerly made into a whip.
A baton made from the penis of an ox, once used to beat men and animals.
Origin of pizzle
- Possibly from Low German pēsel diminutive of Middle Low German pese penis, tendon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Dutch Low Saxon pesel or West Flemish pezel, diminutive of Middle Dutch pese (“a sinew, tendon, string, pizzle"), from Old Dutch *pisa (“sinew, string, fibre"). Cognate with Dutch pees, Middle Low German pese (“tendon, bowstring"), Dutch pees (“sinew, tendon"), German Low German Peserick, Pesel (“pizzle").