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Nam1

or 'Nam

[nahm, nam] /nɑm, næm/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of Nam1
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; by shortening

Nam2

[nahm] /nɑm/
noun
1.
a former name of Chao Phraya.

NAM

or N.A.M

abbreviation
1.
National Association of Manufacturers.
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British Dictionary definitions for Nam

Nam

/næm/
noun
1.
(mainly US, informal) Vietnam

NAM

abbreviation
1.
Namibia (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for Nam
n.

colloquial shortening of Vietnam, 1969, originally among U.S. troops sent there.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Nam

Nam

noun

Vietnam: not like the gooks back in 'Nam who always got their goddam hands out/ Iwas in Nam and Nam made me like that (Vietnam War armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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