ham Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “ham” in the English Dictionary

"ham" in British English

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hamnoun

uk   us   /hæm/

ham noun (MEAT)

A2 [C or U] pig's ​meat from the ​leg or ​shoulder, ​preserved with ​salt or ​smoke
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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 ​mainpart. a ham actor

ham noun (RADIO)

[C] a ​person who ​operates a ​radiostation as a ​hobbyrather than as a ​job: He's a radio ham.
(Definition of ham from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ham" in American English

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hamnoun

 us   /hæm/

ham noun (MEAT)

[C/U] meat from a pig’s ​leg or ​shoulder: [C] a ​boiled ham [U] ham and ​eggs

ham noun (ACTOR)

[C] an ​actor who ​tends to ​perform with too much ​obviousexpression

ham noun (RADIO)

[C] a ​person who ​operates a ​radiostation as a ​hobby: a ham ​radiooperator
(Definition of ham from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ham”
in Korean 햄…
in Arabic لَحْم الخِنْزير…
in Malaysian ham…
in French jambon…
in Russian ветчина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肉, 火腿…
in Italian prosciutto…
in Turkish jambon, domuz pastırması…
in Polish szynka…
in Spanish jamón…
in Vietnamese giăm bông…
in Portuguese presunto…
in Thai เนื้อขาหมูรมควัน…
in German der Schinken…
in Catalan pernil…
in Japanese ハム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肉, 火腿…
in Indonesian ham…
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