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sham

[sham]
noun
1.
something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; fraud or hoax.
2.
a person who shams; shammer.
3.
a cover or the like for giving a thing a different outward appearance: a pillow sham.
adjective
4.
pretended; counterfeit; feigned: sham attacks; a sham Gothic façade.
5.
designed, made, or used as a sham.
verb (used with object), shammed, shamming.
6.
to produce an imitation of.
7.
to assume the appearance of; pretend to have: to sham illness.
verb (used without object), shammed, shamming.
8.
to make a false show of something; pretend.

Origin:
1670–80; origin uncertain

unshammed, adjective


1. pretense. 4. spurious, make-believe, simulated, mock. See false. 6. imitate. 7. feign, fake.


4. genuine.
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sham (ʃæm)
 
n
1.  anything that is not what it purports or appears to be
2.  something false, fake, or fictitious that purports to be genuine
3.  a person who pretends to be something other than he is
 
adj
4.  counterfeit or false; simulated
 
vb , shams, shamming, shammed
5.  to falsely assume the appearance of (something); counterfeit: to sham illness
 
[C17: perhaps a Northern English dialect variant of shame]
 
'shammer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

sham
1677, "a trick, a hoax, a fraud," perhaps from sham, a northern dialectal variant of shame (q.v.). Sense of "Something meant to be mistaken for something else" is from 1728. The meaning in pillow-sham (1721) is from the notion of "counterfeit." The adj. is attested from 1681;
the verb from 1677. Shamateur "amateur sportsman who acts like a professional" is from 1896.
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Slang Dictionary

cham definition

[ʃæm(i)]
and chammy; sham; shammy
  1. n.
    champagne. : Would you like a little more shammy? , I want the biggest bottle of cham you got!
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