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ham

noun uk   /hæm/ us  

ham noun (MEAT)

A2 [C or U] pig's meat from the leg or shoulder, preserved with salt or smoke

ham noun (ACTOR)

[C] informal an actor whose style of acting is artificial and old-fashioned, often using movements and emotions that are too obvious: They had some dreadful old ham in the main part. a ham actor

ham noun (RADIO)

[C] a person who operates a radio station as a hobby rather than as a job: He's a radio ham.
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