hammy
adjective (hammier; -est) Date: 1929 marked by exaggerated and usually self-conscious theatricality • hammily adverbhamminess noun

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  • Hammy — may refer to:* Hammy, a hyperactive squirrel character in the comic strip and film Over the Hedge. * H. Hamilton Hammy Bissell, a faculty member of Phillips Exeter Academy and uncle of John Irving. * Hammy Love, an Australian cricketer. * Slang… …   Wikipedia

  • hammy — ► ADJECTIVE (hammier, hammiest) informal ▪ (of acting or an actor) exaggerated or over theatrical …   English terms dictionary

  • hammy — ☆ hammy [ham′ē] adj. hammier, hammiest Slang like or characteristic of a ham (actor); overacting …   English World dictionary

  • hammy — ham•my [[t]ˈhæm i[/t]] adj. mi•er, mi•est sbz characterized by a highly exaggerated theatricality: a hammy actor; a hammy performance[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30 ham′mi•ly, adv. ham′mi•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hammy — ham|my [ˈhæmi] adj if a performance by an actor is hammy, it is done with too much false emotion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hammy — n. hamstring(s). I pulled a hammy while running away from that mugger …   English slang

  • hammy — hammy1 /ham ee/, adj., hammier, hammiest. resembling ham in taste, flavor, appearance, etc. [1860 65; HAM1 + Y1] hammy2 hammily, adv. hamminess, n. /ham ee/, adj …   Universalium

  • hammy — 1. adjective a) resembling ham b) characterized by overacting 2. noun short for hamstring, a muscle …   Wiktionary

  • hammy — Synonyms and related words: actor proof, all star, ballet, balletic, cinematic, cinematographic, dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, emotionalistic, emotive, film, filmic, ham, histrionic, hysteric, legitimate, melodramatic, milked, monodramatic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hammy — adj. resembling a ham, tasting like ham; of or pertaining to one who acts in an exaggerated manner, of a ham actor; exaggerated …   English contemporary dictionary

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