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hambone

[ ham-bohn ]
/ ˈhæmˌboʊn /
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noun Theater.

(especially in vaudeville) a performer made up in blackface and using a stereotyped Black dialect.

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Origin of hambone

First recorded in 1850–55; ham1 + bone; cf. ham2
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