copulate (with) a woman. One of many androcentric, phallocentric terms for copulation viewed as a form of aggression or punishment to be inflicted on women. See copulation for synonyms.
2. To penetrate with the penis.
(1) Hairdresser George Roundy (Warren Beatty) on women in Shampoo (1975): ' I mean, face it, we're always trying to nail them and they know it. They don't like it. They like it and they don't like it.'
(2) Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) and Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) in When Harry Met Sally (1989):
-- Sally: ' Harry, we are just going to be friends.'
-- Harry: ' You realise of course that we can never be friends.'
-- Sally: ' Why not? '
-- Harry: ' What I'm saying is, and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form, is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way. (...) Because no man can be friends with a woman he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.'
-- Sally: ' So, you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive.'
-- Harry: ' No, you pretty much want to nail them too.'
(4) Charactronym: Willy Nailer (will he nail her?)