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ramstam

[ram-stam] /ˈræm stæm/ Scot. and North England
adjective
1.
obstinate; headstrong.
noun
2.
a stubborn or thoughtless person.
Origin of ramstam
1780-1790
1780-90; perhaps rhyming compound based on ram1 and stamp
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British Dictionary definitions for ramstam

ramstam

/ˈræmˈstæm/
adverb
1.
headlong; hastily
adjective
2.
headlong; precipitate
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from ram + dialect stam to stamp
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