[flam] /flæm/ Informal.
a deception or trick.
a falsehood; lie.
verb (used with or without object), flammed, flamming.
to deceive; delude; cheat.
a falsehood, deception, or sham
verb flams, flamming, flammed
(transitive) to cheat or deceive
a drumbeat in which both sticks strike the head almost simultaneously but are heard to do so separately
1630s, “sham story, fabrication” (n.); also “to deceive by flattery” (v.); see flim-flam.
[flam-steed] /ˈflæm stid/ noun 1. John, 1646–1719, English astronomer. /ˈflæmˌstiːd/ noun 1. John. 1646–1719, English astronomer: the first Astronomer Royal and first director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1675). He increased the accuracy of existing stellar catalogues, greatly aiding navigation
[fley-mee] /ˈfleɪ mi/ adjective, flamier, flamiest. 1. of or like .
[flan, flahn; for 1 also Spanish flahn; for 2 also French flahn] /flæn, flɑn; for 1 also Spanish flɑn; for 2 also French flɑ̃/ noun, plural flans [flanz, flahnz; for 2 alsoFrench flahn] /flænz, flɑnz; for 2 alsoFrench flɑ̃/ (Show IPA). Spanish, flanes [flah-nes] /ˈflɑ nɛs/ (Show IPA), for 1. 1. Spanish Cookery. a dessert […]
[flan-uh-guh n] /ˈflæn ə gən/ noun 1. Edward Joseph (“Father Flanagan”) 1886–1948, U.S. Roman Catholic priest, born in Ireland: founder of a farm village for wayward boys.