- gerkin (chiefly archaic)
From earlier Dutch gurken (“small pickled cucumber”), shortened form of Saterland Frisian augurk, perhaps from Byzantine Greek ἀγγούριον (angoúrion, “cucumber”), equivalent to gher + -kin, or alternatively as plural gherk + -en.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɝkɪn/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɜːkɪn/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)kɪn
- Hyphenation: gher‧kin
gherkin (plural gherkins)
- A small cucumber, often pickled whole.
- (slang) The penis.
2008, E. Lockhart, Fly on the Wall:
- “Even my gherkin is sorry, and it didn't talk shit about anybody," persists Adrian. The edge of Titus's mouth quivers in laughter.
2010, Niobia Bryant, Live and Learn:
- “Yes, daddy,” I moaned, lying big-time as his finger played in my sudsy pussy. “Say please,” he ordered, taking my hand to circle around his gherkin.
2011, James Herbert Edwards, The Guardian Projects: Book Two, page 241:
- His gherkin was doing the tent dance, and he couldn't have been prouder.