Origin of ham1
Other definitions for ham (2 of 4)
Origin of ham2
Other definitions for ham (3 of 4)
Other definitions for ham (4 of 4)
Origin of HAM
How to use ham in a sentence
One guy hams it up as Juliet, blonde wig and all, as a crowd gathers, delighted by the impromptu performance.
And so we were off again, discussing cutting style, Christmas dinner, and boned versus unboned hams.
Connoisseurship has spread from wine and olive oil to chocolate, cheeses, pickles, hams, cupcakes.One Percent Shots! Testing Leona, DeLeon’s $825 Bottle of Tequila|Daniel Gross|November 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Delicious Iberian hams and cured meats arrive with great fanfare.
On first seeing her, he had knelt down on the sidewalk and kissed her hand to thank her for her hams.
The smoke-house was filled with hams, and the ceiling of the kitchen was festooned with dried apples and pumpkins.
It is also much used to decorate raised pies and hams, and for many other purposes.
He boxed those that were tearing his hams with his ponderous claws, sending them screaming to the right and left.Wild Western Scenes|John Beauchamp Jones
The rafters were smoke-blackened, and an odor hung between the walls like that in a house used for curing hams.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
Over the chimney hung several fine hams and pieces of dried beef.
British Dictionary definitions for ham (1 of 2)
- the back of the leg above the knee
- the space or area behind the knee
Word Origin for ham
British Dictionary definitions for ham (2 of 2)
- an actor who overacts or relies on stock gestures or mannerisms
- overacting or clumsy acting
- (as modifier)a ham actor
- a licensed amateur radio operator
- (as modifier)a ham licence
Word Origin for ham
Cultural definitions for ham
One of the three sons of Noah. According to the biblical account, Noah and his family were the only human survivors of the great Flood and were therefore the progenitors of all the peoples on Earth.