hambone

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ham +‎ bone

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hambone (plural hambones)

  1. The bone at the center of a ham
    • 2009 February 22, J. David Goodman, “The Night of the Foot”, New York Times:
      Perhaps I was afraid of being laughed at if the mysterious item turned out to be a hambone, a distinct possibility.
  2. (US slang) A ham; an eager or inferior performer
    • 2009 February 15, Rob Salem, “When comedy geniuses unite”, Toronto Star:
      Ferrell is the ubiquitous hambone, an affably oblivious man-child prone to shirtless prancing onscreen.
  3. (music, dance) A certain type of dance that involves making noise with the body, especially by slapping parts of the body with one's hands
  4. (bowling, informal) Four consecutive strikes.

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