From Middle English stalion, from Middle French estalon (whence modern French étalon), of Germanic origin, akin to stall. Displaced native Old English henġest.
stallion (plural stallions)
- An adult male horse.
- Specifically, one that is uncastrated.
- A male horse kept primarily as a stud.
- 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
uncastrated male horse
male horse kept primarily as a stud
very virile, sexually-inclined man