- Representing a sudden or abrupt occurrence.
"She said she dumped him. Now — bam! — they're back together."
- Representing a loud noise or heavy impact.
"The wind knocked the tree over last night. Bam! It nearly scared me to death."
- (Scotland, slang) ned, bampot.
- (dated) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
- (slang, archaic) To jeer or make fun of.
- (obsolete, slang, slang, archaic) To impose on (someone) by a falsehood; to cheat.