Origin of glam
First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for glam
The revival swept in glam costumes, elegant choreography, and cheeky fun, sometimes weaving in social commentary.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending
September 13, 2014
Glam came into play in the form of a figure-hugging lacquered rayon cloth skirt in turquoise that looked like sexy plastic.Missoni Spring/ Summer 2014: Pop'n'Xotic
September 23, 2013
“For a decade, Sobchak was a symbol of everything people hated” about the glam Moscow elite, says satirist Viktor Shenderovich.Ksenia Sobchak, Reality-TV Star Turned Unlikely Putin Foe
Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova
June 22, 2012
It became clear she wasn't going to have enough time to go home and glam up.Confessions of a Red Carpet Escort
January 13, 2011
"A friend of mine had a date with this guy she'd had a crush on for ages," says Academy of Glam's Duke.Spray-Tan Horror Stories
July 7, 2010
Glam's body was burnt, the ashes put into a beast's skin and buried.The Book of Romance
He drew his short sword, cut off Glam's head and laid it between his thighs.
His name is Glam, and he came from Sylgsdale in Sweden last summer.
Glam said it would suit him very well to mind sheep in the winter.
Glam told her that she should bring his food, or that it would be the worse for her.
- slang short for glamorous
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Word Origin and History for glam
slang shortening of glamorous, first attested 1936. Glam rock attested by 1974.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper