hammy

1
[ ham-ee ]
/ ˈhæm i /

adjective, ham·mi·er, ham·mi·est.

resembling ham in taste, flavor, appearance, etc.

Nearby words

  1. hammon,
  2. hammond,
  3. hammond organ,
  4. hammonton,
  5. hammurabi,
  6. hampden,
  7. hampden, john,
  8. hampden, walter,
  9. hamper,
  10. hampshire

Origin of hammy

1
First recorded in 1860–65; ham1 + -y1

hammy

2
[ ham-ee ]
/ ˈhæm i /

adjective, ham·mi·er, ham·mi·est.

characteristic of a person who overacts.
overacted.

Origin of hammy

2
First recorded in 1925–30; ham2 + -y1

Related formsham·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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