stallion

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stalion, from Middle French estalon (whence modern French étalon), of Germanic origin, akin to stall.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈstæli.ən/, /ˈstæljən/
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  • Rhymes: -æliən
  • Hyphenation: stal‧lion

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stallion (plural stallions)

  1. An adult male horse.
    1. Specifically, one that is uncastrated.
    2. A male horse kept primarily as a stud.
  2. A very virile and sexually-inclined man or (rarely) woman.
    • 2012, Garry Kay, Break Free:
      'You stallion.'
      Brian patted Tom on the back, but now with mixed feelings. He was pleased for his brother, but slightly jealous that Tom had lost his virginity before him

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