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glam

[glam] /glæm/
noun
1.
adjective
2.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for glamest

glam

/ɡlæm/
adjective
1.
(slang) short for glamorous
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Word Origin and History for glamest

glam

adj.

slang shortening of glamorous, first attested 1936. Glam rock attested by 1974.

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Slang definitions & phrases for glamest

glam

modifier
  1. Glamorous; exhibiting beauty, sexiness, etc: ''Glam'' is a term I'm having a little trouble with. Is this short for ''glamorous''?/ the super-sexy glam vixens of the '80s/ The glam plan is neat and polished (1940s+)
  2. Playing a kind of rock music called ''glam-rock'': They've been asked to open a show for new glam fave Suede (mid-1970s+)
verb

To be glamorous; glamorize oneself (1937+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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