Balaam

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The journalism sense is an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking; see talk out one's ass.

Proper noun[edit]

Balaam

  1. A diviner in the Torah.

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Noun[edit]

Balaam (plural Balaams)

  1. (slang, archaic, journalism) A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column.

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