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sham Abram

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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]

ReferencesEdit

Grose, Francis, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue / Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence: altered and enlarged (London; 1811)

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 7