ramstam

[ ram-stam ]
/ ˈræm stæm /
Scot. and North England

adjective

obstinate; headstrong.

noun

a stubborn or thoughtless person.

Nearby words

  1. ramsgate,
  2. ramshackle,
  3. ramshorn snail,
  4. ramson,
  5. ramsons,
  6. ramstedt operation,
  7. ramtil,
  8. ramulose,
  9. ramulous,
  10. ramulus

Origin of ramstam

1780–90; perhaps rhyming compound based on ram1 and stamp

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British Dictionary definitions for ramstam

ramstam

/ (ˈræmˈstæm) Scot /

adverb

headlong; hastily

adjective

headlong; precipitate

Word Origin for ramstam

C18: perhaps from ram + dialect stam to stamp

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