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hammy

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[ ham-ee ]
/ ˈhæm i /
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adjective, ham·mi·er, ham·mi·est.
resembling ham in taste, flavor, appearance, etc.
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Origin of hammy

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First recorded in 1860–65; ham1 + -y1

Other definitions for hammy (2 of 2)

hammy2
[ ham-ee ]
/ ˈhæm i /

adjective, ham·mi·er, ham·mi·est.
characteristic of a person who overacts.
overacted.

Origin of hammy

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First recorded in 1925–30; ham2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM hammy

ham·mi·ly, adverbham·mi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hammy

hammy
/ (ˈhæmɪ) /

adjective -mier or -miest informal
(of an actor) overacting or tending to overact
(of a play, performance, etc) overacted or exaggerated
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