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.
Origin of prepuce
- Middle English from Old French from Latin praepūtium possibly prae- pre- pūtos penis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin praeputium.