family jewels

plural noun

Definition of family jewels

slang
: a man's testicles

First Known Use of family jewels

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about family jewels

Time Traveler for family jewels

Time Traveler

The first known use of family jewels was circa 1920

See more words from the same year

Statistics for family jewels

Cite this Entry

“Family jewels.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family%20jewels. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

Comments on family jewels

What made you want to look up family jewels? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!