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Other Ham Definition

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

Antonyms

underact, underplay

Misc. Definitions

\Ham\, n. Home. [North of Eng.] --Chaucer.
\Ham\, n. [AS. ham; akin to D. ham, dial. G. hamme, OHG. hamma. Perh. named from the bend at the ham, and akin to E. chamber. Cf. {Gammon} ham.]
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 ham. --Shak.

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