meaning of bam

bam meaning in General Dictionary

To cheat to wheedle

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  • An imposition a cheat a hoax
  • a historical city in southeastern Iran; damaged by an earthquake in 2003
  • a sudden really noisy noise
  • An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
  • To cheat; to wheedle.

bam meaning in Etymology Dictionary

interjection, imitative of sound of a hard hit, very first recorded 1922 (from 1917 given that noise of an artillery shell bursting). Center English had a verb bammen "going to or strike" (belated 14c.). A literary work from c.1450 represents the noise of duplicated effect by Lus, coach! las, das!, and Middle English had lushe "a stroke, blow" (c.1400); lushen "to hit, knock, beat" (c.1300).


bam - German to English

BAM [Baikal-Amur Mainline]


bam meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.

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  • (v. t.) To cheat; to wheedle.