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cham

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English

Etymology

French cham < Turkish ķān ‘khan’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cham

Plural
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  1. An autocrat or dominant critic, especially Samuel Johnson.
    • 2007: The Tonsons [...] would publish Johnson's Shakespeare only by subscription, obliging the Great Cham to sell copies well ahead of publication — Michael Dobson, ‘For his Nose was as sharpe as a Pen’, London Review of Books 29:9, p. 3
    • 1997: "Sitting at a table, drinking Ale, observing the Mist thro’ the Window-Panes, Mason forty-five, the Cham sixty-four." — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [xaːmˠ] or [xamˠ]

Adjective

cham

  1. Mutated form of cam.

Middle English

Etymology

See ch-.

Verb

cham

  1. I am.

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