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Is cham a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word cham is a Scrabble US word. The word cham is worth 11 points in Scrabble:

C3H4A1M3

Is cham a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word cham is a Scrabble UK word and has 11 points:

C3H4A1M3

Is cham a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word cham is a Words With Friends word. The word cham is worth 12 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

C4H3A1M4

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Valid words made from Cham

You can make 13 words from 'cham' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'cham'

CHAM 11MACH 11

3 letters words from 'cham'

ACH 8CAM 7
CHA 8HAM 8
MAC 7 

2 letters words from 'cham'

AH 5AM 4
CH 7HA 5
HM 7MA 4

All 4 letters words made out of cham

cham hcam cahm achm hacm ahcm chma hcma cmha mcha hmca mhca camh acmh cmah mcah amch mach hamc ahmc hmac mhac amhc mahc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word cham. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in cham.

Definitions and meaning of cham

cham

Etymology 1

From French cham, from Turkish han (lord, prince) (borrowed into Arabic, Persian, Mongolian etc.).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kæm/

Noun

cham (plural chams)

  1. Archaic spelling of khan.
  2. An autocrat or dominant critic, especially Samuel Johnson.
    • 1997: "Sitting at a table, drinking Ale, observing the Mist thro’ the Window-Panes, Mason forty-five, the Cham sixty-four." — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
    • 2007: The Tonsons [] would publish Johnson's Shakespeare only by subscription, obliging the Great Cham to sell copies well ahead of publication — Michael Dobson, ‘For his Nose was as sharpe as a Pen’, London Review of Books 29:9, p. 3

Etymology 2

See chap.

Verb

cham (third-person singular simple present chams, present participle chamming, simple past and past participle chammed)

  1. (obsolete) To chew.
    • 1531, William Tyndale, Answer to Sir Thomas More's Dialogue
      But he that repenteth toward the law of God, and at the sight of the sacrament, or of the breaking, feeling, eating, chamming, or drinking, calleth to remembrance the death of Christ, his body breaking and blood shedding for our sins [...]

Etymology 3

From ch- +‎ am, from ich + am.

Contraction

cham

  1. (West Country, obsolete) I am

References

  • Holloway, William (1840) A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, London: John Russell Smith, page 27

Anagrams

  • ACMH, HAMC, HMAC, Mach, Mach., mach.

Antillean Creole

Etymology

From French charme.

Noun

cham

  1. potion

French

Etymology 1

From Vietnamese Chăm, from Eastern Cham Cam.

Adjective

cham (feminine singular chame, masculine plural chams, feminine plural chames)

  1. Cham

Etymology 2

From Turkish han (khan).

Noun

cham m (plural chams)

  1. khan

Further reading

  • “cham” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Irish

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA(key): [xaumˠ]
  • (Galway) IPA(key): [xɑːmˠ]
  • (Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): [xamˠ]

Adjective

cham

  1. Lenited form of cam.

Mutation


Macanese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese chão (ground), inherited from Latin plānum (level ground)

Noun

cham (plural cham-cham)

  1. soil
  2. ground

Middle English

Etymology

See ch-.

Verb

cham

  1. I am

Old Irish

Adjective

cham

  1. Alternative spelling of chamm: lenited form of cam.

Polish

Etymology

From Cham, from Hebrew חָם(Ḥām).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xam/

Noun

cham m pers (feminine chamka)

  1. (derogatory) an arrogant, ill-mannered person
    Synonyms: prostak, prymityw
  2. (archaic) peasant, countryman, person of low birth
    Synonym: wieśniak

Declension

Derived terms

  • (verbs) chamieć, schamieć, odchamić się, odchamiać się
  • (nouns) chamuś, chamidło, chamisko, chamica, chamstwo, chamskość
  • (adjectives) chamski, chamowaty
  • (adverb) chamsko

Further reading

  • cham in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cham in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Noun

cham m (plural chans)

  1. Obsolete spelling of chão

Scottish Gaelic

Adjective

cham

  1. Lenited form of cam.

Mutation


Tzotzil

Verb

cham

  1. (intransitive) to die
    Synonyms: chʼay, chʼay ikʼ, laj, olan

References

  • Laughlin, Robert M. [et al.] (1988) The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of Santo Domingo Zinacantán, vol. I. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (obsolete) a prince or chief; a governor.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)