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noun Cards.
  1. the jack of clubs, especially in a form of loo in which it is the best trump.
  2. a game in which this card is trump.
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Origin of pam

1675–85; short for French pamphile, special use of Pamphile man's name


  1. a female given name, form of Pamela.
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  1. Aerospace. payload assist module.
  2. Telecommunications. pulse-amplitude modulation.
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  1. pamphlet.
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  • It will be easier, however, when I know you have squashed all about Pam.

  • Pam was busy with the tea-service, and the boys were hungry—so she must go and help.


    Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Pam was just Pam; like herself, and no one else in the world.

    Betty Trevor

    Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

  • It was the last straw to be classed with Pam, a child of eight summers!

    Betty Trevor

    Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

  • I heard him say so one day when Pam was seeing me off at the door.

    Betty Trevor

    Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey