Balaam

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew בִּלְעָם (bil'am)

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Balaam

  1. A diviner in the Torah.
    • :
      And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
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Etymology 2[edit]

The miracle of Balaam's ass speaking; see talk out one's ass.

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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