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bama

or 'bama

[bam-uh] /ˈbæm ə/ Informal.
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a person from Alabama or the southern U.S.:
I’m proud to be a bama.
2.
an unsophisticated, unfashionable, or ignorant person; a hick:
All these bamas don’t know a thing.
adjective
3.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to Alabama or the southern U.S.: spicy ‘bama flavors;
a celebration of bama blackness.
4.
of or characteristic of a hick; unsophisticated, unfashionable, or ignorant:
Those boots are so bama.
Origin of bama
shortening of Alabama
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  • When I got a piece along the road, I heard something go 124 bama fall of rock, or something, down the cliff.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes

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