Jasm itself would be, according to this assumption, the intermediary form.(Compare the analogous relationship between the slang terms spasm "a sudden burst of energy", as in spasm band, and spaz(z).) Other proposed origins include French jaser, meaning to chatter or chat, and French chasser, meaning to chase or hunt.Dining at THE red INN is an experience you will not want to miss!Offering a menu that changes with the seasons, THE red INN was recently selected by Cape Cod Life magazine as winner of the Gold Medal Award for fine dining and also named the best seafood on the Cape and the Islands by Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston”.Built in 1805 on beautiful Provincetown Harbor, THE red INN has welcomed guests since 1915, including President and Mrs.
However, the similarity in meaning of the earliest jazz citations to jasm, a now-obsolete slang term meaning spirit, energy, vigor and dated to 1860 in the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, suggests that jasm should be considered the leading candidate for the source of jazz.It is to be hoped that some unintelligent compositor does not spell that the Jag ball. Henderson's jazz ball apparently was not a success, as there are no known further references to it except for a brief mention in the Times the following day.While the lack of further attestations shows that Henderson is unlikely to have played a significant role in the popularization of jazz, his early use proves that the word was in existence by 1912.Jism, or its variant jizz (which, however, is not attested in the Historical Dictionary of American Slang until 1941), has also been suggested as a direct source for jazz.A direct derivation from jism is phonologically unlikely.