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Definition of "flam" []

  • Informal A lie or hoax; a deception. (noun)
  • Informal Nonsense; drivel. (noun)
  • Music A drumbeat consisting of two almost simultaneous strokes of which the first is a very rapid grace note. (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 "flam" in a sentence
  • "Without the ability to organize by activity, Twitter and Facebook feeds remain a cacophony of messages (they encourage people to send what I call flam -- Friends 'Lovingly Annoying Messages)."
  • "But, of course, writing a 4,000 word flam from “pure” imagination is a facile wank."
  • "The country will not endure another pretentious-sounding banker-friendly flim flam, which is precisely what Geithner has in mind."
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