/ (heɪmz) /
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make a hames of Irish informal to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
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Word Origin for hames
of unknown origin
Words nearby hames
Hamden, hame, Hameln, Hamer, Hamersley Range, hames, hame tug, hametz, ham-fisted, ham-handed, Hamhung
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How to use hames in a sentence
But so too was a former police officer, Jaqui Hames, and the singer Charlotte Church.Rupert Murdoch’s Future Rests on News Corp. Shareholders Meeting|Peter Jukes|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Both Hames and Church took to Twitter to remonstrate with the media mogul, demanding an apology.Rupert Murdoch’s Future Rests on News Corp. Shareholders Meeting|Peter Jukes|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He's had twa gude hames fair thrown at 'is heid, but the sperity bit keeps to 'is ain mind.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
The wagoner's bells were fastened to an iron bow above the hames on the horses and were pear shaped and very sweet toned.Pittsburgh in 1816|Various
If the traces are attached too low to the hames, they will draw the collar away from the upper part of the shoulder.Riding for Ladies|Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
Acton, with a smile on his face, leaned back in his chair until Hames was shown in.
Nasmyth saw Hames start, but he apparently braced himself with an effort.