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


sergeant major.
State Militia.

S and M

or S&M, s&m

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


stock and machinery. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mr. S.M. Hussey and his wife slept in the front, and they were much affected by the explosion.

  • The S.M. intervened in the discussion and pleaded on our behalf.

    Combed Out Fritz August Voigt
  • The S.M. said nothing, but when the hour struck he bellowed Shun!

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • So a party of muscular volunteers escorted the S.M. to his dug-out.

  • 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.

  • 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
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.
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