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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: cod 'bag, scrotum' (11-19 centuries) (from Old English codd) + piece

codpiece

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes and Fashion
cod‧piece [countable]
DC a piece of coloured cloth worn by men in the 15th and 16th centuries to cover the opening in the front of their trousers

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