Sham in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is sham a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word sham is a Scrabble US word. The word sham is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

S1H4A1M3

Is sham a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word sham is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

S1H4A1M3

Is sham a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word sham is a Words With Friends word. The word sham is worth 9 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

S1H3A1M4

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Valid words made from Sham

You can make 18 words from 'sham' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'sham'

HAMS 9MASH 9
SHAM 9 

3 letters words from 'sham'

AHS 6ASH 6
HAM 8HAS 6
MAS 5SAM 5
SHA 6SMA 5

2 letters words from 'sham'

AH 5AM 4
AS 2HA 5
HM 7MA 4
SH 5 

All 4 letters words made out of sham

sham hsam sahm ashm hasm ahsm shma hsma smha msha hmsa mhsa samh asmh smah msah amsh mash hams ahms hmas mhas amhs mahs

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

Definitions and meaning of sham

sham

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃæm/
  • Rhymes: -æm

Etymology 1

Probably a dialectal form of shame.

Adjective

sham

  1. Intended to deceive; false.
  2. counterfeit; unreal
    • 1881, Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides
      They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by the Athenians.
Synonyms
  • mock
  • See also Thesaurus:fake
Antonyms
  • genuine
  • sincere
  • real
Derived terms
  • shammish
Translations

Noun

sham (countable and uncountable, plural shams)

  1. A fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine.
  2. Trickery, hoaxing.
  3. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
  4. A decorative cover for a pillow.
Derived terms
  • shamateur
Translations
See also
  • pillow sham

Verb

sham (third-person singular simple present shams, present participle shamming, simple past and past participle shammed)

  1. To deceive, cheat, lie.
  2. To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
  3. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

sham (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Champagne.

Further reading

  • sham in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • sham in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • sham at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • AMHS, HMAS, HSAM, Hams, MASH, MHAs, MSHA, Mahs, Mash, SAHM, Sahm, hams, mash

Karakalpak

Etymology

From Arabic شمع

Noun

sham

  1. candle

Uzbek

Etymology

From Arabic شمع

Noun

sham (plural shamlar)

  1. candle

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Urdu) loose-fitting trousers worn by both sexes in many parts of Asia.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)