or 'bam·a

[ bam-uh ]
/ ˈbæm ə /


(sometimes initial capital letter) a person from Alabama or the southern U.S.: I’m proud to be a bama.
an unsophisticated, unfashionable, or ignorant person; a hick: All these bamas don’t know a thing.


(sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to Alabama or the southern U.S.: spicy ‘bama flavors;a celebration of bama blackness.
of or characteristic of a hick; unsophisticated, unfashionable, or ignorant: Those boots are so bama.

Nearby words

  1. baluster stem,
  2. balustrade,
  3. balzac,
  4. balzac, honoré de,
  5. bam,
  6. bamako,
  7. bambara,
  8. bamberg,
  9. bamberger's sign,
  10. bamberger-marie disease

Origin of bama

shortening of Alabama Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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