Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

S.M.1

1.
Master of Science.
Origin of S.M.1
From the New Latin word Scientiae Magister

S.M.2

1.
sergeant major.
2.
State Militia.

S and M

or S&M, s&m

1.
sadomasochism; sadism and masochism.
Origin
First recorded in 1965-70

S.&M.

Insurance.
1.
stock and machinery.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for S.M.
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The S.M. said nothing, but when the hour struck he bellowed Shun!

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • The S.M. intervened in the discussion and pleaded on our behalf.

    Combed Out

    Fritz August Voigt
  • Old Peter Cowan was nearly run by the S.M. a couple of days ago.

    Combed Out

    Fritz August Voigt
  • The S.M. spotted him, and shouted, 'What are you grinning at—anything foonny?'

    Combed Out

    Fritz August Voigt
  • I'd rather have shell-bursts than blasts of the S.M.'s whistle.

    Combed Out

    Fritz August Voigt
  • Its plate and the fine pictures which Titian painted there were transferred at that date to S.M. della Salute.

  • So a party of muscular volunteers escorted the S.M. to his dug-out.

  • Now, Beefy had hardly worked his lips when he made the remark, but the eagle eye of that S.M. had caught the culprit.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
Slang definitions & phrases for S.M.

S and M

n phr,n

Sadomasochism; perverse sexual practices featuring whips, chains, etc (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for s.m.

Word Value for S

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends