from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked or characterized by overacting; affectedly humorous or dramatic.

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  • adjective Resembling ham.
  • adjective Amateurish; characterized by overacting.
  • noun US, Australia, New Zealand, slang Short for hamstring; a hamstring injury.
  • noun informal, childish A hamster.

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  • adjective affectedly dramatic; overacted


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Derived from ham.


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