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[ham], (Noun)

Definitions:
- salted or smoked meat from the upper part of a pig's leg
(e.g: thin slices of ham)

- the back of the thigh or the thighs and buttocks
(e.g: he squatted down on his hams)


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Origin:
Old English ham, hom (originally denoting the back of the knee), from a Germanic base meaning ‘be crooked’. In the late 15th century the term came to denote the back of the thigh, hence the thigh or hock of an animal


[ham], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an excessively theatrical actor
(e.g: ham actors)

- an amateur radio operator.


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Origin:
late 19th century (originally US): perhaps from the first syllable of amateur; compare with the US slang term hamfatter ‘inexpert performer’. ham (sense 2 of the noun) dates from the early 20th century


[ham], (Verb)

Definitions:
- overact
(e.g: she hammed it up for the cameras)


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[ham], (Noun)

Definitions:
- (in the Bible) a son of Noah (Gen. 10:1), traditional ancestor of the Hamites.


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