noun Archaic. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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an archaic word for khan 1 (def. 1)

Word Origin for cham

C16: from French, from Persian khān; see khan 1



plural Cham or Chams a member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam
the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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Word Origin and History for cham

old alternative form of khan, 1550s, from French cham, Medieval Latin cham, alternative forms of chan, can.

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