foreskin [fawr-skin, fohr-] Word Origin noun
- the prepuce of the penis.
Origin of foreskin 1525–35;+ ; probably on the model of German Vorhaut (Luther); cf. British Dictionary definitions for foreskin foreskin noun
- anatomy the nontechnical name for Related adjective: preputial
Word Origin and History for foreskin n.
1530s, from+ (n.). A loan-translation of Latin prepuce.
foreskin in Medicine foreskin [fôr′skĭn′] n.
- The loose fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis.prepuce