something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; fraud or hoax.
a person who shams; shammer.
a cover or the like for giving a thing a different outward appearance:
a pillow sham.
pretended; counterfeit; feigned:
sham attacks; a sham Gothic façade.
designed, made, or used as a sham.
verb (used with object), shammed, shamming.
to produce an imitation of.
to assume the appearance of; pretend to have:
to sham illness.
verb (used without object), shammed, shamming.
to make a false show of something; pretend.
anything that is not what it purports or appears to be
something false, fake, or fictitious that purports to be genuine
a person who pretends to be something other than he is
counterfeit or false; simulated
verb shams, shamming, shammed
to falsely assume the appearance of (something); counterfeit: to sham illness
heard. (1.) One of the spies sent out by Moses to search the land (Num. 13:4). He represented the tribe of Reuben. (2.) One of David’s sons (1 Chr. 14:4; 3:5, “Shimea;” 2 Sam. 5:14). (3.) A Levite under Nehemiah (11:17).
noun, plural shammies, verb, shammied, shammying. 1. chamois (defs 2–4, 6, 7). noun (pl) -mies 1. (informal) another word for chamois (sense 3) Also called shammy leather
noun 1. a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia. About 500,000 sq. mi. (1,295,000 sq. km). noun 1. transliteration of the Chinese name for the Gobi noun 1. a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China: sometimes considered to include all the arid regions east of […]
noun 1. a borough in E Pennsylvania.