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Balaam

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

The journalism sense is an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking; see talk out one's ass.

Proper nounEdit

Balaam

  1. A diviner in the Torah.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

Balaam (plural Balaams)

  1. (slang, archaic, journalism) A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column.

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