Definitions for HAMhæm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cut of meat from a hog's hind quarter, between hip and hock; thigh.
that part of a hog's hind leg.
the part of the human leg behind the knee.
Often, hams. the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock together.
Origin of ham:
bef. 1000; ME hamme, OE hamm bend of the knee, c. MD, MLG hamme, OHG hamma
hamhæm(n.; v.)hammed, ham•ming.
(n.)an actor or performer who overacts.
an operator of an amateur radio station.
(v.t.)to act with exaggerated expression of emotion; overact.
Idioms for ham:
ham it up,to overact; ham.
Category: Showbiz, Idiom
Origin of ham:
the second son of Noah, Gen. 10:1.
ham, jambon, gammon(noun)
meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
(Old Testament) son of Noah
a licensed amateur radio operator
ham, ham actor(verb)
an unskilled actor who overacts
overact, ham it up, ham, overplay(verb)
exaggerate one's acting
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the meat from a pig's leg, or the leg with the meat on it
a ham sandwich; a smoked ham
A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.
the region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock
the thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking
Ham is a cut of meat from the thigh of the hind leg of an animal, usually a pig. Nearly all hams sold today are either fully cooked or cured.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a son of Noah, and the Biblical ancestor of the southern dark races of the world as known to the ancients.
a town in the dep. of Somme, France, 70 m. NE. of Paris, with a fortress, used in recent times as a State prison, in which Louis Napoleon was confined from 1840 to 1846.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
The opposite of spam, sense 3; that is, incoming mail that the user actually wants to see.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HAM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4637
Translations for HAM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the top of the back leg of a pig, salted and dried.
- لَحْم فَخْذ الخِنزير المُمَلَّح والمُقَدَّدArabic
- presuntoPortuguese (BR)
- der SchinkenGerman
- ژامبون نمک زده خوکFarsi
- בשר יֶרֶך-חֲזִירHebrew
- सूअर का पुठ्ठाHindi
- 돼지의 허벅다리, 햄Korean
- ژامبون نمک زده خوکPersian
- خوګ دورانه وچه غوښه چه په مالګه وىPashto
- şuncă, jambonRomanian
- 火腿Chinese (Trad.)
- стегно; шинкаUkrainian
- سؤر کے گوشت کی نصف ران نمک لگا کر سکھائی یا بھونی ہوئیUrdu
- giăm bôngVietnamese
- 火腿Chinese (Simp.)
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