Flam



[flam] /flæm/ Informal.

noun
1.
a deception or trick.
2.
a falsehood; lie.
verb (used with or without object), flammed, flamming.
3.
to deceive; delude; cheat.
[flam] /flæm/
noun
1.
a drumbeat consisting of two notes in quick succession, with the accent on the second.
/flæm/
noun
1.
a falsehood, deception, or sham
2.
nonsense; drivel
verb flams, flamming, flammed
3.
(transitive) to cheat or deceive
/flæm/
noun
1.
a drumbeat in which both sticks strike the head almost simultaneously but are heard to do so separately
n.

1630s, “sham story, fabrication” (n.); also “to deceive by flattery” (v.); see flim-flam.

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