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Codpiece was a functional part of a man’s clothing. It sprung into existence during medieval times and consisted of a triangular piece of cloth which was sewn into a gentleman’s hose to fit around his groin. The cloth would be held in place with simple string ties or buttons. This was the medieval codpiece in its most simple form. A codpiece is an article of, traditionally, men’s clothing that covers the groin region and is designed primarily either for discretion or exaggeration. It can be made from fabric such as silk, from leather, or even metal and can be part of a larger outfit or intended for wear without other garments.
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So, to cover their manhood, men began to wear a codpiece (from the Middle English “cod,” meaning “scrotum”, a flap or bag concealing an opening in the front of men's breeches especially in the 15th and 16th centuries. The codpiece began as a simple piece of fabric that would be tied down, really just an extra piece of linen. Codpiece, pouchlike addition to men’s long hose, located at the crotch, popular in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. It came into fashion with hose that were like tights and continued to be worn with breeches. Francis I wearing a codpiece Print of King Francis I of France, published by Hans Liefrinck 1538–c. Codpiece - (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches. Breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers - trousers ending above the knee. Flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely.
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A pouch or flap hiding an opening in the front of the tight breeches worn by men in the 15th and 16th centuries.
[Middle English codpece : cod, bag, scrotum (from Old English codd, bag) + pece, piece; see piece.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Clothing & Fashion) a bag covering the male genitals, attached to hose or breeches by laces, etc, worn in the 15th and 16th centuries
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
cod•piece (ˈkɒdˌpis) n.
(in the 15th and 16th centuries) a flap or cover for the crotch in men's hose or tight-fitting breeches, usu. matching the costume and often decorated.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A baggy pouch worn over the genitals with hose or breeches by men in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
|Noun||1.||codpiece - (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches|
breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers - trousers ending above the knee
flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; 'he wrote on the flap of the envelope'
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[lorry] → deuxième chauffeurm
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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