hame

[heym]

Origin of hame

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle Dutch
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Contemporary Examples of hames

Historical Examples of hames

  • Nasmyth fancied Hames was relieved that no more was expected from him.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • Acton went into the hotel with Hames, and there was an awkward silence when they had disappeared.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • They do look kinder like a set of hames that ain't been treated kindly, don't they?

  • The usual custom is to put the collar on with the hames attached.

    Riding and Driving

    Edward L. Anderson

  • Fuils that ye are, would ye lose your guid fame with your hames?

    Merkland

    Mrs. Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for hames

hames

noun
  1. make a hames of Irish informal to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude

Word Origin for hames

of unknown origin

hame

1
noun
  1. either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal

Word Origin for hame

C14: from Middle Dutch hame; related to Middle High German hame fishing rod

hame

2
noun, adverb
  1. a Scot word for home
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