Origin of glam

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glam

Contemporary Examples of glam

Historical Examples of glam

  • Glam's body was burnt, the ashes put into a beast's skin and buried.

  • He drew his short sword, cut off Glam's head and laid it between his thighs.

  • His name is Glam, and he came from Sylgsdale in Sweden last summer.

  • Glam said it would suit him very well to mind sheep in the winter.

  • Glam told her that she should bring his food, or that it would be the worse for her.

British Dictionary definitions for glam



slang short for glamorous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for glam

slang shortening of glamorous, first attested 1936. Glam rock attested by 1974.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper