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thank-you-ma'am

[thangk-yoo-mam] /ˈθæŋk yʊˌmæm/
noun
1.
a bump or depression in a road that jars a person riding over it.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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Slang definitions & phrases for thank you ma'am

thank you ma'am

noun phrase

A bump or hole in the road

Related Terms

wham-bam thank you ma'am

[1849+; because riders bounce up and down as if they were bowing thanks]


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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