tool

n
1.
the penis. The notion of the male member as an implement is very ancient. The word tool itself appeared in Middle English and by the 16th century had been recorded as a sexual metaphor. It was at first an acceptable colloquialism, but since the beginning of the 19th cen-tury has been considered vulgar.
► 'Play it safe Play it cool Wear a Jiffi On your tool.' (Promotional slogan for Jiffi condoms, 1988)
2.
a fool. Like many other words desig-nating the male member, tool has the secondary meaning of a stupid (male) person. In the US since 2000 the word has also denoted an inept, unpopular or unpleasant male.
3.
a weapon. This usage is now rare, but has given rise to the standard underworld and police jargon expression tooled-up (armed with firearms) in British English.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Tool — (t[=oo]l), v. i. [Cf. {Tool}, v. t., 2.] To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive. [Colloq.] Boys on their bicycles tooling along the well kept roads. Illust. American. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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