One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Trapping of the foreskin in a retracted position behind the corona of the penis, forming a constricting band; an instance of this.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Blankaart's Physical Dictionary. From post-classical Latin paraphimosis from para- + phimosis. Compare Hellenistic Greek περιϕίμωσις, in the same sense (for which παραϕίμωσις occurs as an error in the manuscript tradition).
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.