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(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.

Origin of bama

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

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Historical Examples of bama

  • When I got a piece along the road, I heard something go 124 bama fall of rock, or something, down the cliff.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass

    Thomas K. Holmes