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Definition of "ham" [ham]

  • The thigh of the hind leg of certain animals, especially a hog. (noun)
  • A cut of meat from the thigh of a hog. (noun)
  • The back of the knee. (noun)
  • The back of the thigh. (noun)
  • The buttocks. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ham" in a sentence
  • "It's now safe to say whenever "The Good Wife" has an episode with the phrase "ham sandwich" in it, it's going to be a stellar offering."
  • "Chester is of Roman origin, tun is of Gaelic; but "ham" is Anglo-Saxon, and means village, whence the sweet word home."
  • "Sullivan is now back for more, once again ham-fistedly mixing together sensationalized "controversies" with a shallow understanding of Church teaching and practice."