hammed hammed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
  2. (n) (Old Testament) son of Noah
  3. (n) a licensed amateur radio operator
  4. (n) an unskilled actor who overacts
  5. (v) exaggerate one's acting

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It's impossible to tell where Mo-hammed may strike next.
  2. When his fiddling was finished, he grinned up into the balcony of Symphony Hall, then hammed his exit offstage, staggering as if brutally exhausted.

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  1. "Back in the day I didn't celebrate too much, either (after scoring), unless it was the playoffs, so I never hammed it up too much and I don't see myself doing it now," Chelios said. "Right now it's too early to be going a little crazy."
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Chris Chelios Source: MLive.com

  2. But Macpherson said: "Jimmy is the most social guy, who hammed up the whole Scotland thing and we still make a great play of the whole 'toe poke' comment. I think the words were out of his mouth before he realised what they meant politically. I...
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Archie Macpherson Source: Glasgow Daily Record

  3. Holland, giving evidence via telephone, said he felt contact to the body and head, but had "hammed it up" by falling over and putting his hand to his face to try to milk a free kick.
    on May 9, 2006 By: Ben Holland Source: The Age

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