Definition of Hammy

1. Adjective. Affectedly dramatic; overacted.

Similar to: Dramatic
Derivative terms: Ham



Definition of Hammy

1. Adjective. Resembling ham. ¹

2. Adjective. Amateurish; characterized by overacting. ¹

3. Noun. (US Australia NZ chiefly sports slang) (short for hamstring) a hamstring injury. ¹

4. Noun. (informal childish) A hamster. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hammy

1. overly theatrical [adj -MIER, -MIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammy

hammies
hammiest
hammily
hamminess
hamminesses
hamming
hamming up
hammochrysos
hammock
hammock bandage
hammock ligament
hammocked
hammocking
hammocklike
hammocks
hammy (current term)
hamose
hamous
hamper
hampered
hamperer
hamperers
hampering
hampers
hampster
hampsters
hampton hump
hams
hams up
hamsa

Literary usage of Hammy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Read and Understand Stories and Activities by Jo Ellen Moore (1997)
"Gary named his hamster hammy. He takes good care of his pet. He knows hammy needs a good place to live. hammy has a cage with a lot of room. ..."

2. Letters of Captain Geo. Hamilton Perkins, U.S.N. by George Hamilton Perkins, George Eugene Belknap (1908)
"I hope you have good news from hammy. He is so far away from me that it will take my letters three months to reach him." "AUGUST 24. ..."

3. The Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens (1880)
"The hammy boy is particularly anxious to have his love sent to " Misr Greedy." Ever, my dearest Macready, Most affectionately yours. ..."

4. Spanish/english Read& Understand, Grade 2 by Jo Ellen Moore (2005)
"Gary named his hamster hammy. He takes good care of his pet. He knows hammy needs a good place to live. hammy has a cage with a lot of room. ..."

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