sham Abraham

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ʃæm ˈeɪ.bɹəˌhæm/, /ʃæm ˈeɪ.bɹə.həm/

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sham Abraham

  1. (idiomatic, obsolete, slang) To pretend sickness or insanity. {{First attested in the late 18th century.}}[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7