willy etymology

English word willy comes from Latin membrum, and later Latin membrum virile ((euphemistic) the penis.)

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Detailed word origin of willy

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membrum Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Christianity) member of the Body of Christ, member of the church. (anatomy) limb of the body; member.. (euphemistic) the penis (membrum virīle). (grammar) clause of a sentence. A portion, division. Apartment, room in a house. Member of the state.
membrum virile Latin (lat) (euphemistic) the penis.
willy English (eng) (UK) a person whom the speaker dislikes.. (hypocoristic, slang, childish) the penis.

Words with the same origin as willy

Descendants of membrum
member