Definition of onanism in English:

onanism

Line breaks: onan|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊnənɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun] formal
1Masturbation.
2Coitus interruptus.

Origin

early 18th century: from French onanisme or modern Latin onanismus, from the name Onan (Gen. 38:9), who practised coitus interruptus.

Derivatives

onanist

noun

onanistic

Pronunciation: /-ˈnɪstɪk/
adjective

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