- (especially in minstrel shows and vaudeville) a performer made up in blackface and using a stereotyped Black dialect.
- an unskilled, overeager, or artless actor, or any performer who overacts.
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That one made me laugh because I felt like such a hambone pantomiming.Emmys 2013: Julie Bowen’s Favorite ‘Modern Family’ Moments (VIDEO)|Julie Bowen|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Beck is an entertainer, and he does his job with hambone energy and handfuls of self-mockery.
They'd rather fight en a yaller dawg likes fo' to worry a hambone.Isle o' Dreams|Frederick F. Moore
Reynolds did as directed and Hambone ducked for cover and the wagon stood stock still.
Our glee was positively fiendish next day when watching Hambone wriggling uneasily in his clothes at parade.
Accompanying Hambone were Snow and Reynolds of our section, they sitting in the back end of the wagon.
A minute or two elapsed and no explosion taking place, Hambone rejoined the wagon and the party proceeded.