Ham-fatter



noun

ham, hambone

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ham joint

[1882+; fr a minstrel song of 1887, ”The Hamfat Man,” having to do with a second-rate actor, and the use of ham fat as greasepaint to remove makeup]

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  • Hamfist

    noun A large fist, big as a ham: His huge hamfist had landed me a vicious blow (1920s+)

  • Hamfisted

    [ham-han-did] /ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings. adjective Crude and clumsy; lacking in finesse: his hamfisted approach to a delicate matter ( first form 1918+, second 1928+)



  • Ham-fisted

    [ham-han-did] /ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings. adjective 1. (informal) lacking dexterity or elegance; clumsy adjective Crude and clumsy; lacking in finesse: his hamfisted approach to a delicate matter ( first form 1918+, second 1928+)

  • Ham-handed

    [ham-han-did] /ˈhæmˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings. adjective Crude and clumsy; lacking in finesse: his hamfisted approach to a delicate matter ( first form 1918+, second 1928+)



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