sperm

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sperme, from Latin sperma, from Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma, seed, semen). Compare also Old French esperme, sparme.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (US) IPA(key): /spɜːɹm/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /spɜːm/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)m
  • Hyphenation: sperm

Noun[edit]

sperm (countable and uncountable, plural sperm or sperms)

  1. (countable) The reproductive cell or gamete of the male; a spermatozoon.
    • 2012, Sarah Whitehouse, The Guardian, 13 Apr 2012:
      Seeing the two little moving cells – the result of her egg and Luke's sperm – was incredible, and two very long weeks later the clinic confirmed I was pregnant.
  2. (uncountable, slang) Semen; the generative substance of male animals.
  3. (chemistry) Sperm oil; whale oil from a sperm whale; spermaceti.

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Verb[edit]

sperm (third-person singular simple present sperms, present participle sperming, simple past and past participle spermed)

  1. (intransitive, slang, vulgar) To ejaculate.
  2. (transitive, slang, vulgar) To ejaculate on or into.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma) (sense 1).

Noun[edit]

sperm m (definite singular spermen, uncountable)

  1. sperm
  2. short for spermasett (spermaceti); see spermhval.

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sperm

  1. imperative of sperme

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Noun[edit]

sperm

  1. semen (male reproductory fluid)