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Euphemism for the male or female genitials. See penis and vagina for synonyms.


(1) Lawrence Paros, The Erotic Tongue (1984): 'If sex be an act , we all have parts to play with.' Most of us know them as the carnal-parts (early-18 th C), the natural-parts (mid-16 th C), the naturals (17 th C), the parts-below (17 th C), the underparts (mid-19 th C), the privy-parts (c. 1565), the private-parts (c. 1885), the privates (20 th C).'

(2) Christopher (Nicholas Worth) admitting being gay to Max (Jonathan Gries) in Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1990): ' I don't have any privates. Mine went public years ago .'

(3) Selina Kyle/Cat Woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) to security guards in Batman Returns (1992): ' You poor guys! Always confusing your pistols with your privates .'

See Also: Back Drop (Club), bearded clam, booth dance, carnal parts, commodity, couch dance, discussing Uganda, dog food, doodle sack, fairy, fruitful vine, inner sanctum, looky-loo, madge, Mickey, money, mount a corporal and four, natural parts, naturals, on-premise swing club, one-on-one booth, parts, parts below, party girl, peep show booth, piece, plastercasters, private parts, private property, privates, privy parts, pryvetee, quim, tete-a-tete, Ugandan affairs, Ugandan discussions, underparts, unmentionables, wife-swapping, wings

Quotes Containing privates:
Slicker (Bud Abbott) and Pfc. Brown (Lou Costello) in Buck Privates (1941): - Slicker Smith: ''Throw your chest out!'' - Herbie Brown: ''I''m not through with it yet.''

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