- a loud thud, as that produced when two objects strike against each other with force.
- to make or emit a bam.
Origin of bam
Related Words for bammingsmack, drub, clobber, pummel, whack, pound, bushwhack, slam, tan, zap, belt, hide, pelt, sock, swat, slog, lambaste, thump, strike, wham
Examples from the Web for bamming
Historical Examples of bamming
"Now you're bamming me, Doctor," replied the other, good-humouredly.Katerfelto
G. J. Whyte-Melville
Word Origin and History for bamming
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).