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3 letters words from 'bam'

BAM 7 

2 letters words from 'bam'

AB 4AM 4
BA 4MA 4

All 3 letters words made out of bam

bam abm bma mba amb mab

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Definitions and meaning of bam



  • IPA(key): /bæm/
  • Rhymes: -æm

Etymology 1




  1. Representing a loud noise or heavy impact.
    The wind knocked the tree over last night. Bam! It nearly scared me to death.
  2. Representing a sudden or abrupt occurrence.
    She said she dumped him. Now — bam! — they're back together.
  • bang
  • blam
  • pow
  • wham

Etymology 2


bam (plural bams)

  1. (Scotland, slang) A ned; a bampot.

Etymology 3

Perhaps from bamboozle.


bam (plural bams)

  1. (slang, archaic) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Garrick to this entry?)
    • (Can we date this quote by Prof. Wilson and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      To relieve the tedium he kept plying them with all manner of bams.


bam (third-person singular simple present bams, present participle bamming, simple past and past participle bammed)

  1. (slang, archaic) To impose on (someone) by a falsehood; to cheat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Foote to this entry?)
    • 1747, David Garrick, Miss in Her Teens: or the Medley of Lovers, Act II, in The Plays of David Garrick: A Complete Collection of the Social Satires, French Adaptations, Pantomimes, Christmas and Musical Plays, Preludes, Interludes, and Burlesques, ed. Harry William Pedicord and Fredrick Louis Bergmann, vol. 1 (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980), 93,
      I’ll break a lamp, bully a constable, bam a justice, or bilk a boxkeeper with any man in the liberties of Westminster.
  2. (slang, archaic) To jeer or make fun of.

Etymology 4


bam (plural bams)

  1. Abbreviation of bare-arse minimum. (Can we add an example for this sense?)


  • -mab, ABM, B. M. A., BMA, MAb, MBA, Mab, Mba, amb, amb., mAb, mab

Old Frisian


From Proto-Germanic *baumaz.


bām m

  1. tree
  2. bench
  3. seat



  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum & Mooring: buum
    Helgoland: Booam
    Sylt: boom
  • Saterland Frisian: Boom
  • West Frisian: beam

Old Saxon


bām m

  1. Alternative form of bom



bam (nominative plural bams)

  1. bench
  2. seat


  • to hoax or cheat.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)