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Nam1

or 'Nam

[nahm, nam]
noun Informal.
  1. Vietnam.
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Origin of Nam1

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening

Nam2

[nahm]
noun
  1. a former name of Chao Phraya.
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NAM

or N.A.M.

abbreviation
  1. National Association of Manufacturers.
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British Dictionary definitions for nam

Nam

'Nam

noun
  1. mainly US informal Vietnam
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NAM

abbreviation for
  1. Namibia (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for nam

Nam

n.

colloquial shortening of Vietnam, 1969, originally among U.S. troops sent there.

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