An early (so to speak) and unmistakable "cock" = penis

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jan 24 16:43:29 UTC 2008

I find now that there is also a 1663 "cock" = penis, redacted ("in a
contemporary hand") in a Suffolk County, Massachusetts, court
record.  And (from the same secondary source, but other court cases)
"cunny" = cunt, 1663; knock (n) = vagina, 1664; and "knock (v) =
copulate with, 1681.

(These were sent to Jesse via email in August 2006.)


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