pillock

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In the 16th century, the meaning was "penis".[1] Probably from pillicock (penis; boy, man), presumably akin to the slang term dickhead (inept fool).[2] Alternatively, from the same basis as pillicock (compare regional Norwegian pill (penis)) + the diminutive suffix -ock.

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pillock (plural pillocks)

  1. (Britain, mildly derogatory, slang) a stupid or annoying person; simpleton; fool.
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