jam

1
[ jam ]
/ dʒæm /

verb (used with object), jammed, jam·ming.

verb (used without object), jammed, jam·ming.

noun

Origin of jam

1
1700–10; apparently imitative; cf. champ1, dam1
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British Dictionary definitions for jammed (1 of 2)

jam

1
/ (dʒæm) /

verb jams, jamming or jammed

noun

Derived Formsjammer, noun

Word Origin for jam

C18: probably of imitative origin; compare champ 1

British Dictionary definitions for jammed (2 of 2)

jam

2
/ (dʒæm) /

noun

a preserve containing fruit, which has been boiled with sugar until the mixture sets
slang something desirableyou want jam on it
jam today the principle of living for the moment

Word Origin for jam

C18: perhaps from jam 1 (the act of squeezing)
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Medicine definitions for jammed

jam

[ jăm ]

v.

To block, congest, or clog.
To crush or bruise.
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Idioms and Phrases with jammed

jam


see under get in a bind.

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