a loud thud, as that produced when two objects strike against each other with force.
to make or emit a bam.
“Now you’re bamming me, Doctor,” replied the other, good-humouredly.
Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville
interjection, imitative of the sound of a hard hit, first recorded 1922 (from 1917 as the sound of an artillery shell bursting). Middle English had a verb bammen “to hit or strike” (late 14c.). A literary work from c.1450 represents the sound of repeated impact by Lus, bus! las, das!, and Middle English had lushe “a stroke, blow” (c.1400); lushen “to strike, knock, beat” (c.1300).
(also bamm, bammo) An exclamation imitating a hard blow: I got tested and bammo! The bad news
The sound of a hard blow: It struck the desk with a resounding bam
To strike or hit: Heads may be biffed or bammed (1918+)
wham-bam thank you ma’am
A mixture of a depressant with a stimulant drug, esp of a barbiturate with an amphetamine
[1970s+; fr barbiturate + amphetamine]
A woman marine
[WWII; fr broad-assed marine]
Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Brooklyn Academy of Music
bamoth heights, the forty-seventh station of the Israelites (Num. 21:19,20) in the territory of the Moabites. Historical Examples But Hezekiah had forfeited his protection by sweeping away His bamoth and His altars! The Expositor’s Bible F. W. Farrar They burnt incense on the bamoth, and served idols, and wrought wickedness. The Expositor’s Bible F. W. […]
bamoth-baal heights of Baal, a place on the river Arnon, or in the plains through which it flows, east of Jordan (Josh. 13:17; comp. Num. 21:28). It has been supposed to be the same place as Bamoth.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
a town in N Oxfordshire, in S England. Contemporary Examples “We are far, far away from ending this crisis,” said Banbury. Millions Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up Abby Haglage November 24, 2014 Historical Examples Many of the remains of the old fabric are in use as ornaments in Banbury gardens. Edge Hill Edwin Walford […]