- (especially in vaudeville) a performer made up in blackface and using a stereotyped black dialect.
Origin of hambone
Related Words for hambonestar, actor, performer, artist, character, clown, player, villain, comedian, entertainer, thespian, impersonator, ham, lead, extra, understudy, mimic, mime, trouper, walk-on
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Contemporary Examples of hambone
That one made me laugh because I felt like such a hambone pantomiming.Emmys 2013: Julie Bowen’s Favorite ‘Modern Family’ Moments (VIDEO)
September 4, 2013
Beck is an entertainer, and he does his job with hambone energy and handfuls of self-mockery.The Beck Rally Is Harmless
August 27, 2010
Historical Examples of hambone
The first thing Hambone did was to go to the back of the wagon for the jar.
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.
A minute or two elapsed and no explosion taking place, Hambone rejoined the wagon and the party proceeded.
They'd rather fight en a yaller dawg likes fo' to worry a hambone.Isle o' Dreams
Frederick F. Moore