PRONUNCIATION: (JET-i-suhn, -zuhn)

MEANING: verb tr.: To cast off something regarded as unwanted or burdensome.
noun: The act of discarding something.

ETYMOLOGY: Originally, jettison was the act of throwing goods overboard to lighten a ship in distress. From Latin jactare (to throw), frequentative of jacere (to throw). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ye- (to throw), which also gave us jet, eject, project, reject, object, subject, adjective, joist, jactitation, subjacent, and jaculate. Earliest documented use: 1426.

JETBISON - It's Superbison!

JETTISONG - ...and Yoda's voice is as bad as you would expect

JESTISON - It's Comedy Time !!