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glamour

or glam·or

[ glam-er ]
/ ˈglæm ər /
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noun
the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.
excitement, adventure, and unusual activity: the glamour of being an explorer.
magic or enchantment; spell; witchery.
adjective
suggestive or full of glamour; glamorous: a glamour job in television; glamour stocks.
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Origin of glamour

1710–20; earlier glammar, dissimilated variant of grammar in sense of occult learning

usage note for glamour

See -or1.
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British Dictionary definitions for glamour

glamour

sometimes US glamor

/ (ˈɡlæmə) /

noun
charm and allure; fascination
  1. fascinating or voluptuous beauty, often dependent on artifice
  2. (as modifier)a glamour girl
archaic a magic spell; charm

Word Origin for glamour

C18: Scottish variant of grammar (hence a magic spell, because occult practices were popularly associated with learning)
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