See also: jem, jém, jèm, and -jem

English Edit

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Proper noun Edit


  1. A diminutive of the male given names James, Jeremy, or Jeremiah.
    • 1830, Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      You may know what one man thinks of another by his manner of calling him. Thomas and James and Richard and William are stupid young gentlemen; Tom and Jem and Dick and Will are fine spirited fellows.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Jemima.