Ham

Noun

  • (countable) A thigh and buttock of an animal slaughtered for meat.
  • (Internet, informal) Electronic mail that is wanted; mail that is not spam or junk mail.
  • An amateur radio operator.
  • (anatomy) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
  • The back of the thigh.
  • An overacting or amateurish performer; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style.
  • (uncountable) Meat from the thigh of a hog cured for food.

    "a little piece of ham for the cat"

  • obsolete spelling of home

Verb

  • To overact; to act with exaggerated emotions.

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