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ETYMOLOGY: From Charles Panati. Sexy Origins and Intimate Things (1998): ' The verb 'prick' is from the Middle English noun prike, meaning a 'small hole' or 'dot' made by a sharp object. The idea that the penis (a pointed object) "punctures" the vagina (a hole) - and perhaps 'pierces' the hymen accounts for this slang reference. An old joke goes: What's the difference between a penis and a prick? A penis is what a man uses to make babies. A prick is the rest of him.'
(1) English proverb: ' A standing prick has no conscience.'
(2) Yiddish proverb: ' When the prick stands up, the brain goes to sleep.'
(3) Shakespeare pun. Romeo and Juliet : ' The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon.'
(4) Sung by Eric Idle in Monty Python. The Meaning of Life (1983): ' Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis / Isn't it frightfully good to have it on / It's swell to have a stiffy / It's divine to own a dick / From the tiniest little tadger to the world's biggest prick / So, three cheers for your Willy or John Thomas / Hooray for your one-eyed trouser snake / Your piece of pork, your wife's best friend, your passing or your cock / You can wrap it up in ribbons, you can stuff it in your sock / But don't take it out in public or they'll stick you in the dock and you won't come back.'
2. To penetrate with the penis.
3. A stupid, silly person. Defined by Lawrence Paros in The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' A particularly offensive, irascible, or unscrupulous male personality. As George Carlin noted, " You can prick your finger, but you cannot finger your prick."'
(1) QUOTE: Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' It's not unusual to insult people by identifying them with their body parts. Calling someone a pr**k is a commonplace insult, but we reserve use of the expression for males of a particular character, and not for men in general. C**t , on the other hand, is not only a term filled with contempt and disdain, but it is applied indiscriminately, regardless of the person's character, insulting not only the person toward whom the remark is aimed, but all women everywhere.'
(2) MaryBeth Cogan (Bridget Fonda) to Kevin Calhoon (John Cusack) in City Hall (1998):
-- MaryBeth, a Newyorker: ' You're a mean prick, aren't you? '
-- Kevin, a Louisiana boy: ' Where I come from, that's a compliment.'
4. A rude insult to a despised or despicable person. ' You stupid/arrogant/useless/pencil prick! '
-- ' Pompous pious prick.' From the movie How to Commit Marriage (1969)
-- ' Necrophiliac prick-in-a-soup.' From Money Train (1995)
-- ' No brain little prick.' From Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).