What does onanism mean?

Definitions for onanismˈoʊ nəˌnɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. masturbation, onanism(noun)

    manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure

  2. coitus interruptus, withdrawal method, withdrawal, pulling out, onanism(noun)

    a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation


  1. onanism(Noun)

    ejaculating outside the vagina during intercourse; (the performing of) coitus interruptus

  2. onanism(Noun)


  3. Origin: From the biblical name Onan: In the Book of Genesis, Onan, son of Judah, in fulfillment of the laws of levirate marriage was to impregnate his brother Er's widow, Tamar, in order to raise offspring from the union in his brother's name. In order to avoid raising descendants for his late brother, however, Onan spilled his semen on the ground when he went in to his brother's wife, so that he would not give offspring to his brother. (Genesis 38:9). Thus the word Onanism was coined, meaning ejaculating outside the vagina, or masturbation (because this also spills semen, rather than using it for procreation).

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Onanism

    ō′nan-izm, n. self-pollution.—n. O′nanist.—adj. Onanist′ic. [See Gen. xxxviii. 9.]

Anagrams for onanism »

  1. Minoans

  2. mansion

  3. amnions


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onanism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onanism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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