See also: Sham

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a dialectal form of shame.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃæm/
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  • Rhymes: -æm

AdjectiveEdit

sham (comparative more sham, superlative most sham)

  1. Intended to deceive; false.
    It was only a sham wedding: they didn't care much for one another, but wanted their parents to stop hassling them.
  2. counterfeit; unreal

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NounEdit

sham (plural shams)

  1. A fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine.
    The time-share deal was a sham.
  2. Trickery, hoaxing.
    A con-man must be skilled in the arts of sham and deceit.
  3. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
  4. A decorative cover for a pillow.

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sham (third-person singular simple present shams, present participle shamming, simple past and past participle shammed)

  1. To deceive, cheat, lie.
  2. To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
  3. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.

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KarakalpakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شمع

NounEdit

sham

  1. candle

UzbekEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic шам
Roman sham
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شمع

NounEdit

sham (plural shamlar)

  1. candle