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Back formation from fellatio[1], from Latin fellō (suck), from Proto-Indo-European *dhe- (to suck, to suckle).


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  • Rhymes: -eɪt


fellate (third-person singular simple present fellates, present participle fellating, simple past and past participle fellated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To perform oral sex on (a man); to stimulate (a penis or testicles) using the mouth. [1968]
    • 1997, Henning Bech, When Men Meet: Homosexuality and Modernity, page 11:
      [] semen is a gift, and the relation between the one who is fellated and the one who fellates is a relation between one who gives and one who receives.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To suck (something) in a manner suggestive of fellatio.
    • 1995, Lynne Pearce, Jackie Stacey, Romance Revisited - Volume 1995, part 2, page 186
      Can she only come when a White woman kneels before her fellating her dildo? Or does the Black woman just see another dyke she fancies, who fancies her? I'm attracted to White women because my White lover is Other to me []
    • 2004, Edmund White, Don Weise, FRESH MEN (tr) →ISBN, page 66:
      Leina went on fellating her finger, making faces of exquisite ecstasy.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To suck up to, to flatter or be shamefully subservient to.
    • 2010, Karl Denninger, The German Government Has Had Enough:
      If you thought the German government was going to be a lapdog for Sarcozy, or worse, was going to fellate Brussels and the ECB, you got a rude shock today.



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  1. ^ Douglas Harper, “fellate”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.





  1. second-person plural present active imperative of fēllō