Definition of Ham actor

1. Noun. An unskilled actor who overacts.

Exact synonyms: Ham
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Derivative terms: Ham, Hammy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ham Actor

halvings
halwa
halwe
halwes
halyard
halyards
halysin
halysites
halzoun
ham
ham-and-egger
ham-fisted
ham-handed
ham-handedly
ham-sandwich
ham actor (current term)
ham and eggs
ham e-mail
ham hock
ham it up
ham radio
ham sandwich
ham up
hamachi
hamada
hamadas
hamadryad
hamadryades
hamadryads

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 ..."

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