verb (used with object), shammed, sham·ming.
verb (used without object), shammed, sham·ming.
Words nearby sham
Origin of sham
SYNONYMS FOR sham
OTHER WORDS FROM shamun·shammed, adjective
Examples from the Web for sham
Also in 1997, Hayes entered a sham marriage with a Nigerian immigrant, for which she was paid $5,000.
Then came the admission of a sham marriage with an immigrant.
But for the literalists who simply must know, who must look behind the curtain, who must see if Oz is real or a sham?Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight|Rich Goldstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the pyramid grew, the teen struggled to manage his responsibilities at home, in school and with his sham company.
The protest and legal action had been a sham, Mrs. Kasem said.
Really comfortable, in a human way, not in the sham way of the City.Ripeness is All|Jesse Roarke
Sham Rao cast a furtive, timid look round him; and his voice, when he answered our questions, was somewhat tremulous.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
A critic of the highest order is provided with an Ithuriel spear, which discriminates the sham sentiments from the true.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
And before his journey was over, amid his sham triumphs, he began to be disturbed by disquieting rumours.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
The sham German philanthropist glared ferociously as this description was given.Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape From the Brigand's of Greece|Bracebridge Hemyng