[sam-byook] /ˈsæm byuk/ (Show IPA). an ancient stringed musical instrument used in Greece and the Near East.
a medieval hurdy-gurdy.
a licorice-flavored Italian liqueur made from elderberries.
SAMDS Serbian American Medical and Dental Society
- Same-day service
humour, operating system An ironic term used to describe long response time, particularly with respect to MS-DOS system calls (which ought to require only a tiny fraction of a second to execute). Such response time is a major incentive for programmers to write programs that are not well-behaved. See also PC-ism. [Jargon File] (1996-12-17)
- Same difference
No difference at all, the same thing, as in She’s my sister, or stepsister—same difference. This jocular colloquial phrase dates from about 1940.
- Same-gender marriage
noun See gay marriage See homosexual marriage