bam

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See also: -bam, BAM, and ват

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bam

  1. Representing a loud noise or heavy impact.
    The wind knocked the tree over last night. Bam! It nearly scared me to death.
  2. Representing a sudden or abrupt occurrence.
    She said she dumped him. Now — bam! — they're back together.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bam (plural bams)

  1. (Scotland, slang) ned, bampot.
  2. (dated) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Garrick to this entry?)I’ll break a lamp, bully a con stable, bam a justice, or bilk a boxkeeper with any man in the liberties of Westminster.

David Garrick, The Plays of David Garrick: A Complete Collection of the Social Satires, French Adaptations, Pantomimes, Christmas and Musical Plays, Preludes, Interludes, and Burlesques, ed. Harry William Pedicord and Fredrick Louis Bergmann, vol. 1 (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980), 93, http://www.questia.com/read/59320440.

    • Prof. Wilson
      To relieve the tedium he kept plying them with all manner of bams.

Verb[edit]

bam (third-person singular simple present bams, present participle bamming, simple past and past participle bammed)

  1. (obsolete, slang, slang, archaic) To impose on (someone) by a falsehood; to cheat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Foote to this entry?)
  2. (slang, archaic) To jeer or make fun of.

Acronym[edit]

bam

  1. Bare Arse Minimum

Anagrams[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bam

  1. rafsi of jbama.

Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *baumaz.

Noun[edit]

bām m

  1. tree
  2. bench
  3. seat

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • West Frisian: beam
  • North Frisian: buum

Old Saxon[edit]

Noun[edit]

bām m

  1. Alternative form of bom

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

bam (plural bams)

  1. bench
  2. seat

Declension[edit]