Ham

Definition of Ham

Pronunciation: hăm
n.1.Home.
1.
1.(Anat.) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
2.The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking.
A plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams.
- Shak.
1.a person who performs in a showy or exaggerated style; - used especially of actors. Also used attributively, as, a ham actor.
2.The licensed operator of an amateur radio station.
v. i.1.(Theater) To act with exaggerated voice and gestures; to overact.
ham it up
to act in a showy fashion or to act so as to attract attention; to ham.

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