Origin of Nam1
First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening
- a former name of Chao Phraya.
- National Association of Manufacturers.
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Examples from the Web for nam
It’s All About ‘Nam The most insane theory has been saved for last.Craziest Theories of How ‘True Detective’ Will End: Killer Marty, the Five Horsemen, and More
March 5, 2014
But funny thing—the chamber and NAM support the Senate immigration bill that the House Republicans are going to kill.
The chamber, NAM, and the evangelical groups have been in on the immigration discussions from the start.
I bought it at a tiny stand near the Nam Ou river, the blue tablecloths catching my eye as I wandered past the stall.The World’s Five Best Cheap Meals
November 14, 2012
In the grander scheme of things, the future of humanity will not be decided at a NAM summit.Israel and Iran’s Contest in Incompetence
August 29, 2012
There does not seem any reason for Tyrrell's emendation of num for nam.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nam said all this very calmly, and even with a slight smile.
Nam bowed again, and left the room in company with Kirllovna.
There 's nothing the matter with me, but I 'm tired of thee, Nam Ivnitch, that 's what.
Now the Delawares nam'd me for my eyes, and I was called after the far-sighted hawk.The Prairie
J. Fenimore Cooper
- mainly US informal Vietnam
- Namibia (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for nam
colloquial shortening of Vietnam, 1969, originally among U.S. troops sent there.
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