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bam

[bam] /bæm/
noun
1.
a loud thud, as that produced when two objects strike against each other with force.
verb (used without object), bammed, bamming.
2.
to make or emit a bam.
Origin
imitative
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Word Origin and History for bammed
bam
imitative of the sound of a hard hit, first recorded 1922.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bammed

bam 1

interjection

(also bamm, bammo) An exclamation imitating a hard blow: I got tested and bammo! The bad news

noun

The sound of a hard blow: It struck the desk with a resounding bam

verb

To strike or hit: Heads may be biffed or bammed (1918+)

Related Terms

wham-bam thank you ma'am


bam 2

noun

A mixture of a depressant with a stimulant drug, esp of a barbiturate with an amphetamine

[1970s+; fr barbiturate + amphetamine]


bam 3

noun

A woman marine

[WWII; fr broad-assed marine]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for bammed

BAM

  1. Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Music
  3. Brooklyn Academy of Music
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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Encyclopedia Article for bammed

Bam

city in eastern Kerman province, Iran. The city, an agricultural centre situated on the Silk Road and long famed for its large fortress, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

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