• synonyms


or gism

[jiz-uh m]
See more synonyms for jism on Thesaurus.com
  1. Slang: Vulgar. semen.
Show More

Origin of jism

of unknown origin
Also called jizz, jiz.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gism

Historical Examples

  • Leg′ging, an outer and extra gaiter-like covering for the legs; Leg′gism, character of a blackleg.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • "Oh, the fluence—the gism—the real stuff—the thing you know when you see it but haven't got a name for," he replied off-handedly.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions

  • Thuggee′, Thug′gery, Thug′gism, the practice and superstition of the Thugs.

British Dictionary definitions for gism


jissom (ˈdʒɪsəm)

  1. taboo informal words for semen
Show More

Word Origin

of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for gism



"seminal fluid, cum," 1899; earlier "energy, strength" (1842), of uncertain origin; see jazz.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper