codpiece, cod-piece (n.) Old form(s): cod-peece , Codpeeces
cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
KL III.ii.40[Fool to disguised Kent] here's grace and a cod-piece [i.e. here's the Fool and the King] [also: sense 2]
LLL III.i.181[Berowne alone, of Cupid] king of codpieces
MA III.iii.133[Borachio to Conrade, of a picture of Hercules] where his codpiece seems as massy as his club
TG II.vii.53[Lucetta to Julia, of her breeches] You must needs have them with a codpiece
WT IV.iv.607[Autolycus to himself, of the crowd] 'twas nothing to geld a codpiece of a purse
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