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HAY KIDS, it’s WORD OF THE DAY! TODAY’S WORD: ONANISM!

June 7, 2007

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! (another nonsensical pinkdomino post to lighten up things)

o·nan·ism      /ˈoʊnəˌnɪzəm/  – [oh-nuh-niz-uhm]
–noun

1.    withdrawal of the penis in sexual intercourse so that ejaculation takes place outside the vagina; coitus interruptus.
2.    masturbation.
[Origin: 1720–30; after Onan, son of Judah (Gen. 38:9); see -ism]

—Related forms
o·nan·ist, noun
o·nan·is·tic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
American Heritage Dictionary – Cite This Source

o·nan·ism       (ō’nə-nĭz’əm)
n.

   1. Masturbation.
2. Coitus interruptus.

[After Onan, son of Judah (Genesis 38:9).]

o’nan·ist n., o’nan·is’tic adj.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

onanism

“masturbation,” 1727, from Onan, son of Judah (Gen. xxxviii.9), who spilled his seed on the ground rather than impregnate his dead brother’s wife: “And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.” Somehow this was twisted by prudes into a prohibition of masturbation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
WordNet – Cite This Source

onanism

noun

1.     manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure [syn: masturbation]
2.     a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation [syn: coitus interruptus]

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

Source:  http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=onanism

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