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- v. Present participle of ham.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. poor acting by a ham actor; see ham.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. poor acting by a ham actor
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I wonder if that's where the term "hamming" for the camera came from?
Posada and fellow long-in-the-tooth Yankee Mariano Rivera seemed to have the most fun of any Yankees pregame, hamming it up with their old teammates during the exhibition in the morning.
The cashier-girl is sitting at one of the dining room tables hamming it up with her gentleman friend.
Mr. NAVARRETTE: I can't figure it out, is this hamming it up for just Hamlet?
Only dress him up if he is comfortable with it and enjoys hamming it up for guests.
He has many strengths -- hamming it up is not one of them.
Mind you, the Telegraph's Neil McCormick reckons Mensch may be slightly hamming this one up.7.47pm: Graeme Leach, chief economist at the Institute of Directors, just gave his support to David Cameron.
The crap that has been passed by the congress at his initiation, his apology tour, bowing to the Saudi king, hamming it up with Chavez, all add up to a person who is an empty suit masquarding as a president.
The seven tracks that make up These Wings veer from lo-fi funk spirituals to the sound of a New Orleans parade viewed from inside a tropical fish tank, with Laufman's wobbly vocals like Prince hamming it up panto-style over the top, but expect big things from this man in 2012.
Teenager Lauren Alaina does Shania Twain tune "Any Man of Mine" just fine, though she doesn't make it her own, in the usual sense of "Idol" judging - i.e. hamming it up.