A eunuch (pronounced /ˈjuːnək/) is a castrated man, in particular one castrated early enough to have major hormonal consequences; the term usually refers to those castrated in order to perform a specific social function, as was common in many societies of the past.
Behind the scenes
- Originally, the line in The Curse of the Black Pearl was not even in the script, but Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow) ad-libbed and added the line in the fight scene between him and Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) in the forge. He uses the line again in the scene when Will confronts Barbossa aboard the Black Pearl. Barbossa asks who Will is and Jack gave a very unbelievable explanation, which included that Will was a eunuch.
- When Jack makes the eunuch joke in Dead Man's Chest, he goes up to Will while speaking to the Pelegostos. Jack speaks their dialect, with the last words being "Eunuchy. Snip snip.", much to Will's concern and the astonishment of the Pelegostos.
- The Price of Freedom (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First mentioned)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Mentioned only)