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[thangk-yoo-mam] /ˈθæŋk yʊˌmæm/
a bump or depression in a road that jars a person riding over it.
Origin of thank-you-ma'am
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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thank you ma'am

noun phrase

A bump or hole in the road

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wham-bam thank you ma'am

[1849+; because riders bounce up and down as if they were bowing thanks]

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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