- noun a male flower of the maize plant
- noun an appendage of hair hanging from the neck of male turkeys
- verb to produce a tassel
- noun the penis. An inoffensive term often used by parents and children and referring particularly to the member of an immature male. In older (pre-1950s) British usage, ‘pencil-and-tassle’ was a euphemism for a boy’s genitals.