Definition of phallophoria in US English:

phallophoria

noun

  • The carrying of a phallus, especially as part of a festival of Dionysus in ancient Greece; an instance of this, a phallophoric procession or ritual.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Purchas (bap. 1577, d. 1626), geographical editor and compiler and Church of England clergyman. Either from Hellenistic Greek ϕαλλοϕορεῖν to bear a phallus + -ia, or from Hellenistic Greek ϕαλληϕόρια, altered after ancient Greek ϕαλλός penis. Compare French phallophorie.

Pronunciation

phallophoria

/ˌfalə(ʊ)ˈfɔːrɪə/