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shammer

[ sham-er ]
/ ˈʃæm ər /
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noun
a person who shams.
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Origin of shammer

First recorded in 1670–80; sham + -er1

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How to use shammer in a sentence

  • It was impossible for even the most shameless shammer of sleep to hold out any longer.

  • A sham trade, like hundreds of other sham trades; and the shammer and the shamefuller, because women demean themselves to it.

    The Other Girls|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • I'm lasht rosh shammer left blooming 'lone; all lovlish companshish ish faded and gone—eh, Shabez?

    Rogues and Vagabonds|George R. Sims
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