Associations to the word «Ham»

Pictures for the word «Ham»


HAM, noun. (anatomy) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
HAM, noun. (countable) A thigh and buttock of an animal slaughtered for meat.
HAM, noun. (uncountable) Meat from the thigh of a hog cured for food.
HAM, noun. The back of the thigh.
HAM, noun. (internet) (informal) Electronic mail that is wanted; mail that is not spam or junk mail.
HAM, noun. Obsolete spelling of home
HAM, noun. An overacting or amateurish performer; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style.
HAM, noun. An amateur radio operator.
HAM, verb. To overact; to act with exaggerated emotions.
HAM, proper noun. (biblical) A son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Shem.
HAM, proper noun. Various place names, including a suburb of London, a hamlet in Kent and a village in Wiltshire.
HAM E-MAIL, noun. E-mail that is generally desired and isn't considered spam.
HAM HOCK, noun. The cut of meat at the joint between the leg and foot of a hog.
HAM IT UP, verb. (idiomatic) (performing arts) To deliberately exaggerate one's emotions or movements, or to overact or act badly.
HAM RADIO, noun. (colloquial) the hobby of amateur radio communications
HAM SANDWICH, noun. A sandwich made with ham.
HAM SANDWICH, noun. (US) Something utterly commonplace, of modest value.
HAM SHANK, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) (vulgar) A wank. Masturbation.
HAM UP, verb. (transitive) To make something more clichéd, or more cheesy.

Dictionary definition

HAM, noun. Meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
HAM, noun. (Old Testament) son of Noah.
HAM, noun. A licensed amateur radio operator.
HAM, noun. An unskilled actor who overacts.
HAM, verb. Exaggerate one's acting.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats