- a loud thud, as that produced when two objects strike against each other with force.
- to make or emit a bam.
Origin of bam
- Bachelor of Applied Mathematics.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Related Words for bamsmack, drub, clobber, pummel, whack, pound, bushwhack, slam, tan, zap, belt, hide, pelt, sock, swat, slog, lambaste, thump, strike, wham
Examples from the Web for bam
Contemporary Examples of bam
Then, in May 2016, Scotland would become independent—and suddenly, bam, those 40-odd Labour-held seats would vaporize.An Independent Scotland Will Hurt Labour
September 17, 2014
At the BAM screening, most shades of hair color that are chromatically possible were in evidence.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie
June 2, 2014
“People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years,” she said at the BAM QA.‘Clueless’: How the Greatest Clique of the ‘90s Transformed Into A Shakespearean Tragedy
May 30, 2014
I lasted about five minutes and then, BAM, the coconut oil ended up in my garbage.We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs
Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi
March 30, 2014
When Bam walks in and it just shellacks him and takes him right off his feet?Johnny Knoxville: My 6 Favorite ‘Jackass’ Pranks, From 'Terror Taxi' to 'Bad Grandpa'
October 25, 2013
Historical Examples of bam
It is now nine o'clock and in an hour the people of Bam will be asleep.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
Pairing, or bam tush, as the Indians call it, is a simple stitch.The Child's Rainy Day Book
They'll drive old Bess all over the country before they drive her to the bam.Plays
As a diplomatist he could scarcely show more indifference to the Alabama claim, if the claim itself were All a Bam.
I can bam as well as any man when bam is the word, but when fact is the play, I am right up and down, and true as a trivet.The Attache
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
interjection, imitative of the sound of a hard hit, first recorded 1922 (from 1917 as the sound of an artillery shell bursting). Middle English had a verb bammen "to hit or strike" (late 14c.). A literary work from c.1450 represents the sound of repeated impact by Lus, bus! las, das!, and Middle English had lushe "a stroke, blow" (c.1400); lushen "to strike, knock, beat" (c.1300).