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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

Word Origin for ramstam

C18: perhaps from ram + dialect stam to stamp
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