Definition of Ham actor
1. Noun. An unskilled actor who overacts.
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Derivative terms: Ham, Hammy
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Literary usage of Ham actor
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1. Talks with T.R. by John Joseph Leary (1920)
"“On your own statement, Kahn was raised in St. Cecile thirty-odd years ago when, to use your own words, he was a ‘ham actor,' and wholly unknown to fame. ..."
2. Ah There!: Pickings from Lobby Chatter in the Cincinnati Enquirer by Al Thayer (1894)
"He was approached one day by a ham actor, who gave him a tale of woe and a touch. At the finish "the leak" commenced, and Gilmore putting his handkerchief ..."
3. Ruth Fielding Down East: Or, The Hermit of Beach Plum Point by Alice B. Emerson (1920)
""You go in to Helen and Aunt Alvirah, Ruth. You'll be sick if you let this get the best of you. I'll find that miserable thief of a ham actor—if he's to be ..."