neuticles

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of neuter and testicles

Noun[edit]

neuticles (plural only)

  1. prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs.
    • 2007, Susan M. Ewing, Poodles for Dummies, Wiley publishing, Inc., page 206:
      If you prefer a “natural look” for your male Poodle, ask your vet about a vasectomy or implanting artificial testicles (called neuticles).
    • 2007, Sam Venable, Some Day I May Find Honest Work: A Newspaper Humorist's Life, The University of Texas Press, page 194:
      So plastic neuticles were invented to take their place. The vet is supposed to install them — they come in pairs, you understand — when the originals are removed.
    • 2008, Bonnie Berry, The Power of Looks: Social Stratification of Physical Appearance, Ashgate Publishing, page 104:
      Her husband refused to have the dog neutered unless neuticles were implanted, and the wife complied.
    • 2009 October 15, Goudreau, Jenna, “The Pet Culture”, Forbes, Forbes.com LLC:
      If you feel bad for neutering your pet, you can purchase neuticles--fake implants to restore what was lost.
    • 2010 July 29, Khuly, Patty, “Vet's view: I'll nip/tuck your pet, but only for the right reasons”, USA Today, Gannett Co. Inc.:
      Because there's a whole lot more on the table when it comes to building better pets via the business end of a scalpel. Consider the neuticles (testicular implants) some owners clamor for.
    • 2012, Karen A. Cerulo, Janet M. Ruane, Second Thoughts: Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom, Sage Publications, Inc., page 88:
      Owners invest in pet face lifts, tummy tucks, nose jobs, breast reductions, and the newest craze, “neuticles”—testicular implants designed to give neutered dogs a more “masculine” look.

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