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ramstam

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

obstinate; headstrong.

noun

a stubborn or thoughtless person.

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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
C18: perhaps from ram + dialect stam to stamp
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