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Etymology 1Edit

Middle English tarse, tearse, terce, ters, from Old English teors (penis), from Proto-Germanic *tersaz (projection; nail; limb; member; penis), from Proto-Indo-European *deres- (rough; to fray), from *der- (to flay; split).


tarse (plural tarses)

  1. (archaic) The penis.
    • 1673, John Wilmot, A Satire on Charles II:
      For though in her he settles well his tarse,
      Yet his dull, graceless bollocks hang an arse.
    • 2000, Perry Brass, Angel Lust: An Erotic Novel of Time Travel (page 210)
      "Yea!" Odred screamed, "Take my tarse into thy mouth, and my great balls, too. Suck on my balls, make them hot with your sweet mouth. Then suck my tarse again! Make my cock hard as that of a young ram, or a wild bull!"
    • 2007, Alan A. Gillis, Hawks and doves (page 41)
      [] my Pirate of Penzance, my lilac love lance, my ramrod, my wad, my schlong, my tube, my tonk, my Jimmy, my Johnny, my tarse, my verge, my honk, my bishop, my pawn, my rook, my king, my knight, my Gonzo, my Kermie, my Bert, my Ernie, []
    • 2009, Lisa Hendrix, Immortal Outlaw:
      Just as I take the chance that your tarse is as crooked as your soul.” His mouth twitched in amusement. “'Tis straight and strong, as you will likely soon learn. However, you bargained only for my arm and my horse, not my tarse.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French tarse, from Latin tarsus.


tarse (plural tarses)

  1. The tarsus (seven bones in the ankle.)

Etymology 3Edit

Compare tassel, tiercel.


tarse (plural tarses)

  1. (falconry) A male falcon.



Middle EnglishEdit



  1. Alternative form of ters