- Rhymes: -eɪm
From Scots crame, craim, from Middle Dutch kraeme or Middle Low German krame; both from Old High German krām (“merchant tent; tent cloth”). Compare West Frisian kream, Dutch kraam, German Low German Kraam, German Kram, Swedish kram, Icelandic kram.
crame (plural crames)
- (chiefly Scotland) A merchant's booth; a shop or tent where goods are sold; a stall
- (chiefly Scotland) A parcel of goods for sale; a peddler's pack; a kit
Variant of cram.
- Archaic spelling of cram.
1599, William Waterman, “The Fardle of Facions”, in Richard Hakluyt, editor, Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, translation of original by Johannes Boemus:
- Certaine of the Tartarres, professing the name of Christe, yet farre from his righteousnes: when their parentes waxe aged, to haste their death, crame them with gobins of fatte.