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EtymologyEdit

Originally US English; first attested with the meaning “energy” in 1842, and with the meaning “semen” in c.1888.[1] For semantic development, compare spunk.

Unlikely to be related to Arabic جِسْم(jism, body) (or its Hindi derivative जिस्म (jisma)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪzəm/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪzəm

NounEdit

jism (countable and uncountable, plural jisms)

  1. Spirit or energy.
  2. (vulgar, slang) Semen.
    • 1981, John Updike, Rabbit is Rich
      [] the girls in blue movies rub their faces in jism

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