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cham

[kam] /kæm/
noun, Archaic.
1.
khan1 .
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  • Both would have lIked cham- pagne, as a more emphatic symbol of the unusual, but each was too diffident to suggest it.
British Dictionary definitions for cham

cham

/kæm/
noun
1.
an archaic word for khan1 (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Persian khān; see khan1

Cham

/tʃæm/
noun
1.
(pl) Cham, Chams. a member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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Word Origin and History for cham
n.

old alternative form of khan, 1550s, from French cham, Medieval Latin cham, alternative forms of chan, can.

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