Borrowed from Latin fellātio, from fellātus, perfect participle of fellō (“I suck, I fellate”). The word started to appear in medical literature in the 19th century but it was still treated as Latin. In 1919 the California Supreme Court struck down a law criminalizing "fellatio" because the state constitution required laws to be written in English. By the late 20th century fellatio was treated as an English word.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fəˈleɪ.ʃi.əʊ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /fəˈleɪ.ʃi.oʊ/
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- (sex) The stimulation of the penis (or testicles) using the mouth.
- Synonyms: blowjob, French, gobby, hummer, head, nosh, penilingus; see also Thesaurus:oral sex
- Coordinate term: cunnilingus
- 1897, Havelock Ellis, Das Konträre Geschlechtsgefühl [Sexual Inversion] (in German):
- In 7 oder 8 anderen Fällen ging die geschlechtliche Beziehung selten über enge Berührung oder gegenseitige Masturbation hinaus. In 2 oder 3 anderen Fällen ist fellatio die bevorzugte Methode.
- In eight or nine [sic] cases the sexual relationship rarely goes beyond close physical contact, or at most mutual masturbation. In two or three cases fellatio is the form preferred.
- [1919 January 9, Supreme Court of California, In re Lockett, 57 Cal. Dec. 96:
- That the word "fellatio" has not become Anglicized is so clearly apparent that further comment seems unnecessary. […] Section 288a of the Penal Code is void for uncertainty as well as for the reason that it is not expressed in the English language.]
- This translation table is meant for standard terms only. For informal, colloquial and vulgar terms, see the translation table at blowjob.
fellatio f (invariable)
- oral sex in which the penis of one of the participants is orally stimulated.
- Catalan: fel·lació
- Czech: felace
- English: fellatio, fellation
- Finnish: fellaatio
- French: fellation
- Galician: felación
- German: Fellatio
- Italian: fellatio, fellazione
- Japanese: フェラチオ (ferachio)