jism

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First attested with the meaning "energy" in 1842, and with the meaning "semen" in 1899.[1] A fusion of what were originally two separate terms: "gism" and "jazz". For semantic development, compare spunk.

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jism (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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  1. ^ jism” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.