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Definition of HAM

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Ham \Ham\ (h[aum]m), n.
     Home. [North of Eng.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ham \Ham\ (h[a^]m), n. [AS. ham; akin to D. ham, dial. G. hamme, OHG. hamma. Perh. named from the bend at the ham, and akin to E. chamber. Cf. {Gammon} ham.] [1913 Webster]
     1. (Anat.) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock. [1913 Webster]

     2. The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking. [1913 Webster]

              A plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams.                                 --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ham \Ham\ (h[a^]m), n.
     1. [Short for {hamfatter}.] a person who performs in a showy or exaggerated style; -- used especially of actors. Also used attributively, as, a ham actor. [PJC]

     2. The licensed operator of an amateur radio station. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ham \Ham\ (h[a^]m), v. i. (Theater)
     To act with exaggerated voice and gestures; to overact. [PJC]

     {ham it up} to act in a showy fashion or to act so as to attract attention; to ham. [Colloq.] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

ham


      The opposite of {spam}, sense 3; that is, incoming mail that the user actually wants to see.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

156 Moby Thesaurus words for "ham":
     ARRL, acting, actor-proof, all-star, amateur radio operator, ankle, bacon, ballet, balletic, bayonet legs, be theatrical, bowlegs, buffoonery, business, butt, calf, characterization, chitterlings, cinematic, cinematographic, cnemis, cochon de lait, control engineer, country town, cracklings, crossroads, declaim, dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, drumstick, emote, emotionalize, fat back, film, filmic, flitch, foreleg, gag, gamb, gambrel, gammon, gigot, grimace, grimacer, gush, ham actor, ham it up, ham steak, hamlet, hammy, hammy acting, haslet, headcheese, hind leg, histrionic, hock, hoke, hokum, impersonation, jamb, jambon, jambonneau, knee, lard, leg, legitimate, limb, make a scene, melodramatic, milked, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, mixer, monitor, monodramatic, movie, mug, mummery, operatic, out-herod Herod, overact, overacted, overacting, overdramatize, overplayed, pantomiming, patter, performance, performing, personation, picnic ham, pieds de cochon, pig, playacting, playing, podite, popliteal space, pork, porkpie, portrayal, projection, radio electrician, radio engineer, radio operator, radio technician, radioman, radiotelegrapher, radiotrician, rant, representation, roar, salt pork, scenic, scissor-legs, sentimentalize, shank, shin, side of bacon, slapstick, slobber over, slop over, small ham, sowbelly, spectacular, spout, stage business, stage directions, stage presence, stagelike, stageworthy, stagy, starstruck, stellar, stems, stumps, stunt, suckling pig, taking a role, tarsus, theaterlike, theatrical, theatricalize, thespian, thorp, throw away, thrown away, trotters, underact, underacted, underplayed, vaudevillian, village, wick


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