One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lascivious person (typically a man); a lecher. Also: †a worshipper of Priapus (obsolete rare).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. Originally from Hellenistic Greek Πριαπιστής worshipper of Priapus (recorded in plural, Πριαπισταί) from Πρίαπος + -ιστής. In later use probably re-formed independently from Priapus + -ist.
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