Etymology
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anal (adj.)

1769, from Modern Latin analis "of the anus;" see anus. Anal-retentive is attested by 1957 in psychological jargon. Anal sex attested as such from 1966.

updated on September 20, 2022

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Definitions of anal from WordNet

anal (adj.)
of or related to the anus;
anal thermometer
anal (adj.)
a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.;
Synonyms: anal retentive
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