Nam

1

or 'Nam

[nahm, nam]

Origin of Nam

1
First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening

Nam

2
[nahm]
noun
  1. a former name of Chao Phraya.

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

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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