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See also: gram, grām, gräm, gram., -gram, and 'gram


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname.
  2. A town in Denmark
  3. (US) A male given name Alternative form of Graham

Proper noun[edit]

the Gram

  1. (informal) Clipping of Instagram.
    • 2015, Meesha Mink, All Hail the Queen: An Urban Tale, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 95:
      Very good,” the store owner said, eyeing the slits on the side of the dress that exposed Naeema's cinnamon brown skin. “Makeup?” she asked. “Do it for the Gram!” the woman said holding up a cell phone. Naeema held up one finger, blocking ...




From Middle High German gram (displeasure, anger), from Old High German *gramo, from Proto-Germanic *gramô (anger). Cognate with English grame. Akin also to Old Norse gramr (wroth), French and English chagrin.


  • IPA(key): /ɡʁaːm/
  • Rhymes: -aːm
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Gram m (strong, genitive Grames or Grams, no plural)

  1. grief
    Nach dem Tode seiner Geliebten raffte ihn der Gram bald hinweg.
    After the death of his beloved, grief soon killed him.
    Vielleicht ist sie gestorben aus Gram über den Verlust ihres einzigen Kindes.
    Perhaps she died of grief over the loss of her only child.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Gram” in Duden online
  • Gram” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache