sham Abram



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

  1. Alternative form of sham Abraham [First attested in the late 18th century.][1]


[Francis] Grose [et al.] (1811), “Sham Abram”, in Lexicon Balatronicum. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. [], London: Printed for C. Chappell, [], OCLC 23927885.

  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “sham Abram”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 7.