ham: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ham), [key]
— n.
  1. a cut of meat from the heavy-muscled part of a hog's rear quarter, between hip and hock, usually cured.
  2. that part of a hog's hind leg.
  3. the part of the leg back of the knee.
  4. Often,the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock together.


Pronunciation: (ham), [key]
— n., v., hammed, ham•ming.
  1. an actor or performer who overacts.
  2. an operator of an amateur radio station.
—v.i., v.t.
  1. to act with exaggerated expression of emotion; overact.
  2. to overact; ham.


Pronunciation: (ham), [key]
— n.
  1. the second son of Noah, Gen. 10:1.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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