peter

Definitions

Slang

  • noun the penis. A personification and predictable euphemism dating from the 19th century (if not earlier) and mainly used by adults.
  • noun a safe. In the jargon of the underworld peter originally meant a trunk or strongbox, later a safe. The word was being used with this sense as early as the 17th century, perhaps inspired by some sort of biblical pun, now lost.
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